Sep 28, 2011
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a state of chronic tiredness that happens without explanation for 6 months or more. About 200 out of 100,000 adults in the U.S have this syndrome. It occurs more in middle aged adults then adolescents. It also occurs more in women then men. CFS is a very rare syndrome.
Besides fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome has many symptoms. Including muscle pain, joint pain, sore throat, headache, fever, chills, tender lymph nodes, problems concentrating, memory loss and low blood pressure. CFS is also known as an immune disorder due to the fact people with this syndrome get sick easily and very often.
There is no cure to chronic fatigue syndrome. So there is only treatment options. Many doctors suggest rest, exercise and proper diet. Counseling and stress relieving activities may help. Many vitamins and some drugs are believed to help. Ibuprofen can help pain and fever that come along with CFS. Anxiety medications can calm the stress that comes with this syndrome. Overall, doctors agree that strict routine is needed.
CFS effects many parts of a person's life. People effected can not do as many activities as a normal person. Without doing things a person once enjoyed can create a depression situation. CFS also can create weight gain or loss. Many become more sensitive to light, sound, food and smells. Most people can not deal with a such change very well. The best way to get through CFS is a positive attitude.
Unfortunately, there is no cure or prevention for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This disorder alters many parts of a person's life and is a very serious syndrome. This syndrome can put a person in the hospital for many days. This syndrome should be more publicly known so people can identify the signs before it gets to the point of extreme exhaustion. Many people may not know they have this syndrome. It may be more common them doctors realise.
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