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Learn more about Chronic fatigue syndrome

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

A condition where fatigue and low energy levels persist for a long time (months to years). It can cause great impairment in patients' daily activities. The physical causes are not well known at present.

Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Easily fatigued

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Neck pain or stiffness

  • Dizziness

  • Feeling down

Questions your doctor may ask to check for chronic fatigue syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Do you get tired easily?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel psychologically stressed (for example, you clearly hate going to work or school)?

  • Do you have neck pain or stiffness?

Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome

There is no specific cure for this condition. Often, patients find relief with lifestyle changes like ensuring adequate sleep, spacing out activities, and avoiding alcohol, smoking and caffeine.

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