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World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Every year on May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day is honored. From 1857 until her death in 1910, she suffered from a fatigue-related illness similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia. In modern times, the goal of this day is to raise public awareness of the causes, symptoms, and prevention techniques linked with this chronic medical condition.

How Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Cfs) Impact You?

Chronic Weariness Syndrome (CFS) is a long-term medical condition characterized by extreme fatigue or exhaustion that remains even after resting for up to six months.It restricts a person's capacity to perform daily tasks. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is another name for CFS, and the etiology of the fatigue illness is unknown.

A person with CFS may experience a decline in their quality of life. The goal of World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day is to improve the quality of life of individuals who suffer from the disease and to ensure that healthcare organizations have the resources necessary to treat it.

Signs And Symptoms

The following are indications and symptoms that suggest a person has CFS:

  • Pain in the Joints
  • Memory Problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritability & Headaches
  • Dizziness and Fatigue (severe weariness)
  • Sleep Issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
  • Nausea
  • Symptoms of the flu
  • Muscle pains and weakness

People in their forties and fifties are the most likely to develop Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Women are more likely to be affected than men. Overweight or inactive people are also at risk of developing CFS. It can also be seen in those who are stressed out, live a sedentary lifestyle, or work odd hours. On this World CFS Day, let us take responsibility for spreading awareness among our people and aiding them in taking steps toward a better quality of life.

Medical Diagnoses Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
The diagnosis of CFS is based on two criteria:

  • The severity and persistence of the condition. Other medical illnesses have been ruled out, and the acute and persistent weariness has lasted for more than 6 months.
  • The total number of symptoms. There is four or more CFS symptoms present.

There is no single therapy for CFS that has been demonstrated to be helpful. Vitamin supplements and medications can be beneficial in some cases. Many therapies are designed to alleviate the symptoms of CFS.


Treatment For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The following treatments may be used:

  • Corticosteroids, antidepressants, and other medications
  • Aerobic exercise at low intensity 
  • Herbal preparations and dietary supplements
  • Supportive counselling and psychotherapy
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