Chronic Fatigue syndrome of chronic fatigue makes you feel extremely weak and tired that you cannot carry on with routine activities. Chronic fatigue does not have a definite cause, hence, diagnosis is difficult. Symptoms are:
• Chronic tiredness
• Loss of memory or concentration
• Enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits
• Sore throat
• Extreme exhaustion
• Unexplained muscle pain
• Unrefreshing sleep
HOW IS CHRONIC FATIGUE DIAGNOSED?
Since there is no single test to confirm diagnosis of chronic fatigue, General physicians may look out for related health issues like sleep disorders, medical problems like anaemia, diabetes or hypothyroidism, and mental health issues. Each of these disorders require specific diagnostic tests like blood tests, psychiatric analysis, imaging test etc.
HOW IS CHRONIC FATIGUE TREATED?
Treatment of chronic fatigue depends on the symptoms. If it is due to improper diet, then Nutritionists may advise dietary changes. Antidepressants may be given for those having mental issues or sleep disorders. The most effective treatment strategy for chronic fatigue is a combination of psychological counselling and simple exercise program
DID YOU KNOW?
Incorporating lifestyle changes to reduce stress help in treating chronic fatigue