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  1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue and other related symptoms. Standards for the diagnosis of CFS have been defined by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These include excessive fatigue that does not respond to bed rest,combined with four or more of the following symptoms: substantial impairment in short-term ...

  2. Chronic Fatigue: Changing Your Schedule - Topic Overview

    You may find it helpful to change your schedule to take advantage of times when you have more energy and feel less tired. Keep a diary for a week or so,and record the times of day when you have energy and when you are tired. If there is a pattern to how your energy levels change during the day,try to plan your work,school,or other activities around that pattern. If there are certain times ...

  3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy is good news for people who have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Studies show that this type of therapy can help you feel better and improve your quality of life.1, 2 What is cognitive - behavioral therapy? Why is this therapy helpful? How does the therapy work? Where to go from hereReturn to topic:Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. ...

  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Exams and Tests

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is hard to diagnose. Fatigue is an extremely common problem, and it can have many other causes. CFS can be diagnosed only by ruling out other conditions. First, your doctor will take your medical history and do a physical ex

  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Topic Overview

    What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? Chronic fatigue syndrome causes such devastating tiredness or fatigue that you can't perform all of the normal, daily activities you used to.

  6. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Other Treatment

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  7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) focuses on making you feel better so that you can resume a normal life. Simple measures you can take at home-such as improving your sleep habits and getting gentle exercise - are important parts of treatment.

  8. Chronic Fatigue: Getting Support - Topic Overview

    People who have chronic health problems,such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),often benefit from support groups. These groups can be a good source of information and tips for managing your illness and a chance to share your frustrations and problems with others who are in a similar situation. Ask your doctor or contact a local hospital for the location of a support group near you. Think ...

  9. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - What Increases Your Risk

    Although people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are generally 25 to 45 years of age and 6 of 10 of them are women, there is no evidence to show what increases a person's risk for developing CFS.

  10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding chronic fatigue syndrome.

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