That feeling of tiredness that won't go away even after a well-slept whole weekend may have reasons such as stress, physical inactivity or nutrient deficiency in the body, but it can also be chronic fatigue syndrome.
Unlike common tiredness, the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) It is a persistent condition that can be long lasting and is usually accompanied by other symptoms that impair a person's performance in several aspects: discouragement, difficulty concentrating and muscle weakness are some of them.
Therefore, if you wake up tired, have difficulty recovering from physical activities, as simple as they may be, you are constantly experiencing physical and mental exhaustion, muscle aches, headache, recurrent infections, mood swings, low immunity, irregular sleep. , anxiety and frequent gastrointestinal disorders, it's time to see a doctor.
Most often, the disease sets in after some infectious process like flu, cold or sinusitis. However, for unknown reasons, the infection goes away, but symptoms of malaise, fatigue and muscle weakness remain. These symptoms even improve, but periodically come back and may last for long periods.
According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, women over 40 are four times more likely to have the disease because of typical hormonal changes in this phase.
At causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are unknown and following a hectic lifestyle may not be the only aggravating problem. Exhaustion can have physical, mental, emotional explanation or signal various illnesses. Therefore, it is up to the doctor to talk to the patient and analyze all possible aspects to reach the diagnosis.
Although there is no cure, the symptoms of the syndrome can be reduced by up to 60% with therapies. O treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome includes physical activity, medicine and psychological counseling. Expert follow-up is important because if left untreated, chronic tiredness can even result in depression.
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