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Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

understanding chronic fatigue syndrome
HWC Team
April11/ 2016

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a medical condition that indicates long-term fatigue and forbids you to do the daily tasks. It is also referred to as systemic intolerance disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis, post viral fatigue syndrome and chronic fatigue immune dysfunction.

Despite so many names, the condition implies common symptoms of sleep disturbance, unable to get proper sleep even after hours trying or getting extremely tired and stressed out after working just for an hour or so. It is not easily detectable and the exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is not yet known.

What are the Effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on your Body?

It is a type of disorder that will make you tired and this tiredness can only be dealt with proper rest or good sleep.

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Below given are the symptoms that indicate chronic fatigue syndrome:

  • Frequent flu like indications that brings weakness and weariness.
  • Exhaustion that last for more than 24 hours even if you have taken adequate rest and workouts.
  • Joint and muscle pains without inflammation.
  • Severe headaches.
  • Uncomfortable and aching throat.
  • Soreness in the lymph nodes of areas around the necks and underarms.

Additionally, severe rational problems that include amnesia, confusion and recollection of some common words might occur. For instance, you may forget how to read a newspaper or find difficulty in tracking your car from a parking lot.

Initially, the major cause of chronic fatigue syndrome was believed to be viral infections. However, no virus was found in the body fluids of patients who were diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Some studies undergone in recent times have proved that complex condition of the nervous and immune system develops the condition of chronic fatigue syndrome. People facing this issue have reduced blood supply to the brain compared to the regular people.

Symptoms in Men

  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Malaise

Symptoms in Women

  • Headaches
  • Tender lymph swellings
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Post exertion malaise that lasts for more than a day
  • Short term memory

Risk Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Most of the people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome are in the age group of 40 to 50 years. According to surveys conducted, the percentage of chronic fatigue syndrome is higher in women than in men. The reason for this may be due to the menopause stage of women.

Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome depends on those therapies that succeed in minimizing its symptoms. Here are a few therapies discussed:

Drug Therapies

Drugs like bupropion, sertraline and other antidepressant drugs heal the symptoms of sleep, pain and emotional problems.

Other Therapies

Therapies practiced to reduce stress and change of lifestyle, diet and nutrition control are further treating agents of chronic fatigue syndrome.


Techniques of fluorescent light heal and acupuncture help to treat chronic fatigue disorders as well.


Regular exercises for patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are a must to wade away the trouble.

HWC Team

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