Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder of the human body that most medical conditions find difficult to explain, especially as it results in extreme fatigue. Physical or mental activity can only degenerate the condition, which cannot be improved by advising rest. This condition is also another name that ascribes to drastically weak medical conditions that show not only unrelenting fatigue, but also some other symptoms of special nature. However, researchers have ruled out exertion as a prime reason for the onset of this disease. Once contracted, this disease can last at least for 6 months in adults and 3 months in adolescents. Some refer to CFS as ME or Myalgic encephalomyelitis, a post viral fatigue that cannot be attributed to other therapeutic circumstances. Myalgia refers to muscle pain and the word encephalomyelitis refers to brain and spinal cord inflammation.
Irrespective of several theories that are making the rounds, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’s actual causes are yet to be determined. The theories range from psychological stress to genuine viral infections or indeed as an amalgamation of several factors.
This disease can be normally diagnosed by eliminating several possibilities by a series of medical tests aimed at ruling out other problems with identical symptoms. Symptom relief is the only guide in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Some of the symptoms related to CFS are, uneasy sleep, sore throat, unflinching and widespread muscle / joint pain, headache and post excretion malaise, not to speak of physical and mental exhaustion, muscle weakness, light, sound and smell sensitivity, digestive disturbances, and the like.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)