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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 Syndrome - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is the most important part of treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). If you have CFS, you can take steps to control and sometimes relieve your symptoms: Adjust your schedule to take advantage of times when you feel more energetic and less

  3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Cause

    Learn about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and what causes it.

  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Symptoms

    The main symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a devastating tiredness or exhaustion that has lasted at least 6 months and does not improve much with rest. This fatigue also is so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.

  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Tools

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

  6. 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.

  7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - What Happens

    In some cases, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) develops after an illness such as mononucleosis (mono) or flu, or after a period of unusual stress. But it may also develop without warning, even if you have not been sick.

  8. 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

  9. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - When To Call a Doctor

    It's important to talk to your doctor about any symptoms you may have of chronic fatigue syndrome. Early detection of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and early treatment of its symptoms can result in a quicker recovery.

  10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Medications

    Medications do not cure chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); they only help relieve symptoms. They may not greatly speed up your return to full activity, but when they are used properly they can help you feel better. Medication Choices: Pain relievers and anti

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