– What does chronic fatigue syndrome mean?
– Causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to a condition characterized by immune, endocrine, and neurologic pathology. Oftentimes, this condition starts suddenly although some people develop theirs gradually over time.
It also refers to an extreme fatigue that might be difficult to explain. Even no underlying medical condition seems to capture the totality of this fatigue.
If an individual has this syndrome, the symptoms can be severe causing the patient to undergo pains, discomfort and other uncomfortable signs.
It is also a difficult or convoluted disorder that may worsen physical and, or mental activity. Also, this chronic fatigue syndrome can also mean extreme physical fatigue or mental fatigue.
The main symptoms of this fatigue syndrome are extreme fatigue, extremely low stamina, muscle pain, lymph node swelling, post-exertional malaise, and cognitive difficulties.
One thing to note about chronic fatigue syndrome is that we can not pin it down to a particular cause. Its major cause is unknown although there are diverse medical theories that people use to suggest it cause.
Such assumptions on the cause of this syndrome include viral infections, hormonal imbalances or disorders as well as psychological stress.
People who have (CFS) always have an impairment in their immune system, but one can not be so sure that this impairment can cause this disorder.
Also, this condition is a debilitating disorder that does not go away with rest and cannot be explained by an underlying medical condition.
Other symptoms of this syndrome include the following;
- Loss of memory or concentration
- Sore throat
- Very fast heartbeat or shortness of breath when active.
- Unexplained muscle pain
- Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness
- Sleep problems
When all these happen, it is important to visit a medical doctor but it is important to know that there is currently no specific cure for this condition (CFS).
Since there are different symptoms, there are also different types of treatment that aim at managing the disease and relieving these symptoms.