Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - What is it?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex and debilitating medical condition characterized by persistent, unexplained fatigue, along with a range of other symptoms that often significantly impair daily functioning.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex and debilitating condition characterized by profound, unexplained fatigue that is not alleviated by rest and often worsens after physical or mental exertion. People with CFS frequently experience a range of other symptoms, including cognitive difficulties, pain, and disrupted sleep patterns. The exact cause of CFS is not fully understood, and it may involve a combination of genetic, immunological, and environmental factors. There is currently no specific medical test to diagnose CFS, and it is often diagnosed based on clinical criteria, making it a challenging condition to diagnose and manage. Management typically involves a combination of symptom relief, lifestyle adjustments, and pacing strategies to help individuals improve their quality of life and minimize the impact of this debilitating condition.