Faculty Of Medicine

Blog For Young Doctors And Medical Students.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Chronic fatigue syndrome also called CFS is defined as a debilitating disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that doesn’t improve with bed rest and may be worsened by physical and mental activity.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is most common in middle aged female and it may lead to decreased performance and depression.

Causes and risk factors:-

The exact Cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown till now but many causes may share together to result in it, these causes include:

1- Iron deficiency anemia
2- Hypoglycemia
3- Hypotension
4- Virus infection
5- Immune system disorders
6- Psychiatric conditions
7- Hormones level disturbance
8- Aging
9- Female gender
10- Stress
11- Genetics

Signs and Symptoms:-

Primary signs and symptoms:

1-     Fatigue
2-     Sleep difficulties
3-     Memory and concentration difficulties
4-     Muscle pain
5-     Joint pain “without signs of inflammation”
6-     Headache
7-     Enlarged tender lymph nodes
8-     Sore throat

Additional signs and symptoms:

1-     Chest pain
2-     Abdominal pain and diarrhea
3-     Morning stiffness
4-     Depression
5-     Brain fog
6-     Visual disturbance
7-     Weight disturbance
8-     Balance problems

Diagnosis:-

Criteria for diagnosis according to CDC:-

Clinician should consider a diagnosis of CFS if these two criteria are met:

1- Unexplained, persistent fatigue that's not due to ongoing exertion, isn't substantially relieved by rest, is of new onset (not lifelong) and results in a significant reduction of activities.

2- Four or more of the following symptoms are present for six months or more:
1- Impaired memory or concentration
2- Postexertional malaise (extreme, prolonged exhaustion and sickness following physical or mental activity)
3- Unrefreshing sleep
4- Muscle pain
5- Multijoint pain without swelling or redness
6- Headaches of a new type or severity
7- Sore throat that's frequent or recurring
8- Tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes

Treatment:-

1-     Cognitive behavioral therapy
2-     Graded exercise therapy
3-     Moderate physical and psychological activity
4-     Healthy diet
5-      Symptomatic treatment for “ headache , abdominal pain , joint pain , depression , hypotension , sleep difficulties … etc”

Read more about chronic fatigue syndrome:






Find more Free " Medical Articles" Here

Add your article to the best medical blog for Free Here

5 comments:

lumin smith said...

The most effective treatment for Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be a two-pronged approach that combines psychological counseling with a gentle exercise program.

Anonymous said...

Quality content is the important to be a focus for the visitors to pay a visit the web page, that's what this web page is providing.

My homepage :: fitness dates

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why but this web site is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I'll check back later and see if the problem still exists.


Also visit my blog post - diet that works

Anonymous said...

What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness
of precious familiarity about unexpected emotions.


My web-site: http://asthmasymptomshq.org/ (http://videos.candice-accola.com)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome said...

Chronic fatigue can be caused due to nutritional deficiency at the cell level. Doing physical exercise daily will be helpful to get rid from this disease.