Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating health condition. It is more than just feeling worn out from the crazy day to day schedule and stress that we all have to deal with. For a person with chronic fatigue, a good night’s rest is not a quick fix. Even after adequate rest, someone with this condition will still feel exhausted.
The Effect of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on Quality of Life
The CDC has released a list of symptoms that help to classify chronic fatigue. This is a tough condition to diagnose because there is no specific test that can be run in a lab. However, having four or more of the following symptoms for no other explainable reason is often enough to get a diagnosis:
- Not refreshed by sleep
- Cognitive problems (memory and focus)
- Joint pain
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Tiredness and weakness after physical or mental exertion
- Tender lymph nodes
As you can see, these symptoms can have a strong effect on a person’s quality of life. It can be difficult to carry out the most basic of daily schedules.
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What can Be Done for Chronic Fatigue Patients?
If you suffer from chronic fatigue, don’t feel that you’ve been condemned to a life of disappointments. While most medical treatments such as anti-inflammatories only offer symptomatic help, there is a natural long-term option you should be aware of.
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