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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: 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Prevention

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be neither prevented nor cured. Home treatment and, when appropriate, certain medications can help control or reduce symptoms.

  8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Cause

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

  9. 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. ...

  10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Using Graded Exercise to Get More Energy

    You may be thinking, "How can I exercise when I'm so tired I can barely get through the day?" You can do it, as long as you start out very slowly and are careful not to overexert yourself. Most important, it will make you feel better.Studies show that light aerobic exercise, such as walking, helps people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) feel more energetic and less tired.1 Maybe you have ...

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