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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrom

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Loss of memory, chronic pain in the body and sleeping issues caused by exertion are termed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


CFS/ME can affect anyone, including children. It is more common in women as compared with men. [1]


- Medical diagnosis by a general physician is required for confirmation.
- Affects both men and women.
- Lab tests might be required.
- Can be physically, mentally, and emotionally painful.
This syndrome is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). The root cause for chronic fatigue is unknown, but studies have shown factors ranging from viral infections such as Epstein- Barr virus, human herpesvirus 6, or rubella to psychological stress and hormonal imbalance.
Ages Affected - below the age of 40 years - more often; between 40 and 50 years - most often; above 50 years - often.


Symptoms


Self- diagnosable
Symptoms include insomnia, flu-like symptoms and irregular heart palpitations, which are all good reasons for getting evaluated by a doctor.


People May Experience
Weakness - extreme exhaustion due to lack of sleep, can result in weakness
Uneasiness - sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
Pain - unexplained body ache and joint pain.


Treatment


Self-care: limiting or eliminating the intake of alcohol, caffeine, as well as nicotine is crucial for relief from insomnia.
Medications: Antidepressants and painkillers with sleep medication can be taken but only with a doctor’s prescription.
Specialists: Other treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy can be undergone after consulting a specialist. At mfine, a holistic approach is followed by the doctors to enable the patients to live a more satisfied life.

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