People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS
usually experience feeling of tiredness, even during periods of
inactivity. There are also other symptoms that manifest for individuals plagued by the condition.
Medical experts as well as researchers still do not have a conclusive answer as to what causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS. As such, there are no absolute cures to treat this condition. In the case of children diagnosed with CFS also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, doctors can prescribe a variety of treatments that will alleviate and relieve symptoms.
Diagnosis and Symptoms of CFS
Some of the most common symptoms associated with CFS are as follows:
– unexplained tiredness and easy fatigability
– flu-like symptoms
– insominia or sleeplessness
– dizziness and nausea
– difficulty in processing information
– muscle and joint pain
– sore throat
Usually, children only feel a sense of tiredness. In some cases, the other symptoms are accompanied by the exhausted or tired feeling too.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be mild with one or two symptoms, while those suffering from severe CFS experience a variety of symptoms all at the same time.
There is no definite test that can diagnose CFS. Medical experts however conduct a series of test to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms relating to CFS.
In adults, diagnosis of CFS can only be made only if the
symptoms are consistently present for at least four months or longer. On the other hand, a child must manifest CFS-related symptoms for 3 months or even longer.
Management and Treatment of CFS
There are different interventions to manage the symptoms associated with CFS: