Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is often characterized by extreme fatigue that cannot be directly tied to any underlying medical condition. CFS is a complicated disorder that is not relieved by sleeping or resting and is progressive where the symptoms worsen over time. Eventually the symptoms can affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory, loss of mental concentration, and insomnia. These symptoms can cause someone to have reduced abilities to participate in daily activities and exercises.
CFS is characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that lasts for a minimum of six months in adults and three months in children or adolescents. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be difficult to diagnose and is only determined after all other reasons have been ruled out by a certified physician.
Common complications of chronic fatigue syndrome
- Lymph Nodes
- Muscle Pain
- Unrefreshed Sleep
- Loss of Memory or Concentration
- Extreme Exhaustion
- Dizziness and Balance Problems
- New-Found Allergies
- Irritable Bowels
- Night Sweats