Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or exhaustion. This fatigue does not go away with sleep and cannot always be explained by an underlying medical condition, though chronic fatigue has been linked to and metabolic syndrome
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is not known, although there are many theories ranging from psychological stress to viral infections. Most experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome is triggered by a combination of factors. Ultimately, treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome usually focuses on symptom relief.
Signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome may include:
There is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, but most of its symptoms can be treated.
Medications – many people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome also suffer from some level of depression. Treating that depression can often make it easier for you to cope with the problems associated with chronic fatigue. Small doses of some antidepressants can even help relieve pain and improve sleep.
Graded Exercise – an Ogden Clinic physical therapist can help determine which exercises will help you reduce your hypersensitivity to exercise, very similar to how allergy shots gradually reduce a person’s sensitivity to an allergen.
Maximizing Nutrition – an Ogden Clinic medical weight loss specialist can provide you with the best medical and behavioral tools to help you improve your nutrition and maximize the energy available to you.