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  chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome solution
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disease that causes you to become so fatigued (tired) that you cannot perform normal daily tasks.
Other symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may include headaches, sore throat, tender or painful areas in your neck or armpits, unexplained muscle soreness, pain that moves from joint to joint without swelling or redness, loss of memory or concentration, trouble sleeping and extreme tiredness after exercising that lasts more than 24 hours.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may occur after an illness such as a cold or it can start during or shortly after a period of high stress.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource
The Marshall Protocol for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Hopeful Results Emerging - A number of patients with CFS, FM, and other chronic illnesses such as lupus and Lyme disease are reporting success with the experimental Marshall Protocol, originally developed for relieving the symptoms of patients with the "Th1" inflammatory...
Chronic Fatigue “Not Just for Women” - Women are no more likely to get Chronic Fatigue Syndrome than men, nor are neurotic types more prone, according to new myth-debunking Australian research.* Scientists from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discover...
Derek Enlander, MD: Update on the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - Derek Enlander, MD, is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is Physician-in-Waiting to the British Royal Family and to several members of the British government during their visits to New York.
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  Chronic fatigue syndrome - MayoClinic.com
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that doesn't improve with bed rest and may worsen with physical or mental activity.
Chronic fatigue syndrome may occur after an infection, such as a cold or viral illness.
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on a combination of approaches to relieve signs and symptoms.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/DS00395   (218 words)

  
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - UMMC
One theory referred to as "hit and run" suggests that chronic fatigue syndrome might be the result of a virus or bacteria that infects the body, causes immune abnormalities, and is then eliminated.
The risk profile for chronic fatigue syndrome is similar to the risk profiles for a number of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and multiple sclerosis.
One 1999 study suggested that patients with NHM-associated chronic fatigue syndrome tend to be younger and to recover from CFS sooner than patients whose symptoms are not related to NMH.
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 Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
These are some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS,) or myalgic encephalomyelitis, a serious and disabling illness that is now one of the most common chronic illnesses of our time.
It is now suspected that chronic fatigue syndrome, like cancer, represents a cluster of clinically distinct diseases whose origins may lie in a combination of factors: one or more viruses, environmental toxins, stress and genetic predisposition.
People severely ill with chronic fatigue syndrome have a functional level that is significantly lower than that of someone with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, someone with heart disease or multiple sclerosis.
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  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex illness characterized by severe, prolonged fatigue in addition to numerous other recurrent clinical symptoms including pharyngitis, persistent low grade fever, lymphadenopathy, myalgia, arthralgia, headache, sleep disorders and difficulty in concentrating.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by the sudden onset of a strong, semi-persistent notable fatigue.
Clinically evaluated, unexplained persistent or relapsing chronic fatigue that is of new or definite onset (i.e., not lifelong), is not the result of ongoing exertion, is not substantially alleviated by rest, and results in substantial reduction in previous levels of occupational, educational, social, or personal activities.
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 CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Chronic fatigue, more than any other infectious disease, more than any other viral disease, is going to push the present model of disease doctors practicing drug medicine to holistic doctors.
Neenyah Ostrom: Chronic fatigue syndrome is very difficult for your average doctor to diagnose because the government agency that is charged with defining chronic fatigue syndrome has created such a misleading definition that nobody can figure out what this illness is supposed to be.
And what happens in both AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome is that while one portion of the immune system shuts down, another portion of the immune system, the portion that causes allergic reactions, is revved up almost 100 percent of the time.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment by MedicineNet.com
Jones found herself undergoing a series of tests, and when they were finished, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease which inhibits people from performing everyday activities due to severe tiredness.
Unlike the mind fog of a serious hangover, to which researchers have compared chronic fatigue syndrome, the profound weakness of chronic fatigue syndrome does not go away with a few good nights of sleep.
For many people, chronic fatigue syndrome begins after a bout with a cold, bronchitis, hepatitis, or an intestinal bug.
www.medicinenet.com /chronic_fatigue_syndrome/article.htm   (633 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fatigue that lasts for more than six months, impairs normal activities, and has no identifiable medical or psychological problems to account for it is referred to as unexplained chronic fatigue.
Chronic fatigue is most often experienced by individuals 40 to 50 years old; it is least prevalent in people under 29 or over 60.
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are not only physically and emotionally debilitated, but may feel humiliated by their inability to cope with everyday activities.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc07.html   (10279 words)

  
 The Psychiatry Research Trust - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown and is being investigated by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry.
Patients complaining of fatigue are common: 20-50% of the population report suffering from fatigue, while 10% of GP attenders report fatigue for 6 months or more.
The definition is of medically unexplained fatigue of at least 6 months duration that is of new onset, is not a result of ongoing exertion, is not substantially alleviated by rest, and leads to a substantial reduction in previous levels of activity.
www.iop.kcl.ac.uk /iop/prt/cfs.htm   (3164 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Evaluation and Treatment - March 15, 2002 - American Family Physician
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also referred to as chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, is a disabling illness characterized by persistent fatigue accompanied by rheumatologic, cognitive, and infectious-appearing symptoms.
Chronic fatigue syndrome affects both genders, all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic populations, and can begin as early as five years of age.
Chronic fatigue syndrome: identification of distinct subgroups on the basis of allergy and psychologic variables.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterized by prolonged, debilitating fatigue severe enough to affect one or more aspects of a person's life (work, home, school or social).
Chronic fatigue syndrome does not appear to be a new illness, although it has only recently been assigned its name.
Fatigue is but one symptom among many that make up this illness, and it doesn't reflect the significance of other disabling symptoms.
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/chronicfatiguesyndrome   (841 words)

  
 Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The term chronic fatigue syndrome was introduced in 1988 by the Centers for Disease Control to describe medically unexplained, persistent or relapsing fatigue of new onset.
More specifically, the fatigue in M.E. is exertion related (vs. "tired all the time"), with a significantly prolonged recovery time, and all symptoms can be exacerbated by levels of physical, cognitive, sensory or emotional stress that would have been of no consequence prior to the illness onset.
Post-viral fatigue syndrome was also used to describe a similar syndrome where patients could clearly trace the onset of their illness back to a viral infection.
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 Chronic fatigue syndrome
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome may be an inflammation of the pathways of the nervous system as a response to an autoimmune process, but with nothing measurable in the blood like in other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
Chronic fatigue syndrome may also occur when a viral illness is complicated by a dysfunctional immune system.
Women are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome two to four times as often as men are, but sex isn't a proven risk factor for the condition.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disease that was first named in the 1980s.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is more common in females than males and it affects all racial and ethnic groups.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is hard to diagnose because a single diagnostic test does not exist and there is no identifiable cause of the illness.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/system/ill/cfs.html   (1801 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Hypnosis Downloads.com
Because of this, chronic fatigue syndrome can make working, social life and physical exertion feel like obstacles rather than natural, enjoyable parts of life.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can make you feel cut off from normal everyday life and from the things that those who don't suffer chronic fatigue take for granted, such as simply going out for a walk or agreeing to a future social engagement.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (sometimes known as M.E.) has a range of different symptoms.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatments: one of the leading CFS Doctors
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition in which very modest degrees of physical or mental exertion induce severe fatigue.
Until fairly recently, many physicians believed that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was in the same class of illness as psychologically-based anxiety or depression.
Many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome doctors believe that a holistic or functional medicine approach adds value to standard therapies by focusing on the body's natural healing systems and their crucial role in resisting and reversing illness.
www.drpodell.org /chronic_fatigue_syndrome_treatments.shtml   (2584 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While most fatigue is due to an unhealthy lifestyle choice, the fact remains that this condition may be associated with a more serious underlying condition.
Because chronic fatigue may be due to other reasons besides lifestyle choices or an underlying medical condition, those suffering from this condition will likely have other signs and symptoms.
Truly accurate statistics regarding fatigue are difficult to come by, as nearly every person from their early teens through the oldest ages experience fatigue in varying degrees.
www.supplementnews.org /fatigue   (384 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Gene Link? - Chronic Pain: health and medical information concerning chronic pain management
The research, which has yet to be replicated, is a first step toward improving diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome or targeting treatments to specific aspects of the disease, the scientists said.
First, researchers were not able to determine how strongly each of the genetic factors influences chronic fatigue symptoms or whether people unaffected by chronic fatigue may have the same genetic factors present.
Second, scientists still will have trouble defining exactly how gene profiles may point to someone with chronic fatigue, a disorder that is diagnosed by symptoms, not by a particular alteration in the body or special blood tests.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=61154   (566 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Continue reading the full chronic fatigue syndrome article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.
In addition to fatigue, there may also be muscle pain, joint pain not associated with redness or swelling, short-term memory loss, and an inability to concentrate.
In a preliminary study, four patients with chronic fatigue syndrome reported an improvement in their symptoms after taking an essential fatty acid supplement daily for at least 12 weeks.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is frequently seen in association with psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety but has not been shown to be causally related to any particular psychiatric disease.
Chronic fatigue syndrome occurs more commonly in women with a peak incidence in those in the third and fourth decades.
Since chronic fatigue syndrome is essentially a diagnosis of exclusion, a comprehensive differential diagnosis schedule is presented here to (a) assist in identifying a range of other serious and life-threatening ataemia, hypoglycaemia, myophosphorylase deficiency and phosphofructokinase deficiency.
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterised clinically by constant, incapacitating fatigue (usually experienced as exhaustion and poor stamina) which is not relieved by bed rest and of at least six months duration.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was formally defined in 1988 by a consensus panel convened by the Centres For Disease Control (CDC) and a formal and controversial set of diagnostic criteria was established.
Chronic Fatigue is a state of accelerated oxidative molecular injury.
www.learningdiscoveries.org /ChronicFatigueSyndrome.htm   (2642 words)

  
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Publications at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Publications at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome State of the Science Conference Report, October 23-24, 2000
A Community-Based Study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (Archives of Internal Medicine.
www.niaid.nih.gov /publications/cfs.htm   (150 words)

  
 eMJA: Chronic fatigue syndrome
Delineating CFS as a clinical syndrome has facilitated descriptive clinical research to test the validity of the concept, epidemiological studies to document prevalence and to formulate aetiological hypotheses, laboratory studies to test hypotheses about underlying pathophysiology, and research into a range of treatment strategies.
Fatigue in people with CFS is typically exacerbated by physical tasks previously achieved with ease, and recovery from periods of worsened fatigue can take hours or even days.
Fatigue accompanied by fever, malaise and weight loss suggests an inflammatory or infective process, and fatigue accompanied by weight gain and cold intolerance may indicate hypothyroidism.
www.mja.com.au /public/guides/cfs/cfs2.html   (9897 words)

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