Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

UNDERSTANDING CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder that causes severe exhaustion that doesn’t go away after you rest. It makes even the most ordinary daily activities difficult to do.

 



Causes

We don’t know how or why CFS develops. Scientists are studying possible links to certain viral infections. They are also looking at immune system problems and hormone imbalances. CFS can affect anyone, but it’s mostly seen in women in their 40s and 50s. The syndrome is four times more common in women than in men.

 


Symptoms

The main symptom of CFS is a heavy fatigue that lasts six months or more.  The fatigue often worsens with activity but doesn’t improve with rest. People with CFS experience a range of symptoms that makes daily tasks, liking dressing or bathing, difficult.  Common symptoms include:

  • Feelings of extreme exhaustion for more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise
  • Difficulty sleeping or not feeling refreshed upon waking up
  • Concentration, attention, and memory problems
  • Muscle pains or aches
  • Headaches of a new type, pattern or strength
  • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm
  • Recurring sore throat

Treatment For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Baton Rouge, LA

Currently, there is no cure for CFS. Treatment will depend on your symptoms. Because there are no standard lab tests to diagnose CFS, it is important that you develop a relationship with your physician so that he or she can get to know you and see how you respond to treatment over time.  The NeuroMedical Center offers a team of six Pain Management specialists who offer expert evaluation, treatment, and care management of chronic fatigue symptom.  If you or someone you love suspects CFS is causing their exhaustion and fatigue problems, it is important that you seek out a highly trained team of specialists who can comprehensively treat these debilitating issues. Schedule an appointment at The NeuroMedical Center today by calling (225) 768-2050 or by requesting an appointment online.