Chronic fatigue syndrome is not usual tiredness after long day at work but medical condition.
The main symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome is a constant feeling of tiredness and fatigue, which even after rest and sleep is not improving. About 17 million people worldwide suffer from the condition, according to statistics.
Fatigue is so heavy that it starts to hinder effective job performance concerns and social activities. Fatigue and other symptoms of the syndrome may begin suddenly or develop gradually over weeks or months.
1. Other symptoms of the condition
Inattention, poor concentration, problems with short term memory, confusion.
Pain in joints that are not due to illness or injury.
Incomplete sleep – wake up tired
Feeling of weakness and malaise after exercise or other physical activities.
It is unclear what causes the syndrome, but many sufferers report that the event began after viral infection.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to diagnose because it manifests with symptoms of many diseases. Health experts establish rules to promote the recognition of the condition. Syndrome is diagnosed, eg, in the presence of fatigue and some of the symptoms listed above for a long time, at least 6 months.
To exclude other diseases, it is imperative to conduct a number of laboratory tests.
2. Forms of conduct of the syndrome, depending on the severity of symptoms
Mild – patient can care for himself, but felt the need of more rest.
Moderate – severe daily fatigue, physical activity is limited. It is characterized by increased sleepiness, feeling tired even after 8 hours of sleep.
Severe – the movements are limited to a minimum, poor concentration, difficulty in performing simple movements.
Very heavy – concerned often spend the day lying down, and complained of severe intolerance to light, noise and odors down.
3. Measures to alleviate the chronic fatigue syndrome
The state has not established specific treatment, but can take certain measures to overcome it. In most cases, recommended changes in lifestyle, including avoidance of heavy physical exertion and mental stress.
Walking, for example, is suitable for balancing activity and rest. Frequent walking and moderate exercise are recommended method for dealing with the syndrome as traffic increases energy levels and performance and can return them to near normal, studies show.
It is important to ensure full compliance with sleep and a balanced diet, adequate fluid intake and reducing harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol use.
If you suffer from depression or other mental problems you should take specific drugs and attend behavior therapy.
Pain may relieve by drugs from the group of NSAIDs.