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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Overview
Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.

Causes
Unknown
Theories suggest: Epstein-Barr virus or human herpes virus -6, inflammation in the nervous system
Risk factors include: age, previous illness, stress, genetics, environmental factors

Symptoms
Muscle aches
Headache
Extreme fatigue
Feeling extremely tired for more than 24 hours after exercise that would normally be considered easy
Feeling unrefreshed after sleeping for a proper amount of time
Forgetfulness
Concentration problems
Confusion
Joint pain but no swelling or redness
Irritability
Mild fever
Muscle aches
Muscle weakness
Sore throat
Sore lymph noes

Diagnosis
Physical examination and medical history consultation
Ruling out of other possible causes of fatigue
Brain MRI
White blood cell count

Treatment
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Healthy diet
Sleep management techniques
Medications to reduce pain, discomfort, and fever
Medications to treat anxiety
Medications to treat depression
Lifestyle changes
Relaxation and stress-reduction techniques

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224/

 

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