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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder
characterized by extreme fatigue that may worsen with physical or mental
activity, but doesn't improve with rest. Although there are many theories about
what causes this condition — ranging from viral infections to psychological
stress — in most cases the cause is still unknown.
Сhronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name given
to a variably debilitating disorder generally defined by persistent fatigue
unrelated to exertion, not substantially relieved by rest and accompanied by
the presence of other specific symptoms for a minimum of six months.
The disease process in CFS displays a range of neurological,
immunological, and endocrine system abnormalities. Although classified by the
World Health Organization under Diseases of the nervous system, the cause or
origin of CFS is currently unknown and there is no diagnostic laboratory test
Fatigue is a common symptom in many illnesses, but CFS is a
multi-systemic disease and is relatively rare by comparison.
Symptoms of CFS include post-exertional malaise;
unrefreshing sleep; widespread muscle and joint pain; cognitive difficulties;
chronic, often severe, mental and physical exhaustion, and other characteristic
symptoms in a previously healthy and active person.
CFS patients may report additional symptoms including muscle
weakness, hypersensitivity, digestive disturbances, depression, poor immune
response, and cardiac and respiratory problems. It is unclear if these symptoms
represent co-morbid conditions or are produced by an underlying cause of CFS.
All diagnostic criteria require that the symptoms must not be caused by other
Studies have reported numbers on the prevalence of CFS that
vary widely, from 7 to 3,000 cases of CFS for every 100,000 adults, but
national health organizations have estimated more than 1 million Americans and
approximately a quarter of a million people in the UK have CFS. For unknown
reasons CFS occurs most often in people in their 40s and 50s, more often in
women than men, and is less prevalent among children and adolescents. The
quality of life is "particularly and uniquely disrupted" in CFS. A
prognosis study review calculated a median untreated patient full recovery rate
of 5%. There is agreement on the genuine threat to health, happiness and
productivity posed by CFS; it is a serious illness. If you think you may have
CFS, it is imperitive to get evaluated and treated by a qualified health care
professional who can give effective treatment.
Dr. David Pearson Chiropractic Physician
50 Leanni Way A-5 Palm Coast, Fl 32137 386-246-0739
Dr. David B. Pearson, Chiropractic Physician 50 Leanni Way (Unit A-5) Palm Coast, Florida 32137 (386) 246-0739
Palm Coast Chiropractor. Dr. David B. Pearson, DC is a chiropractor in palm coast who provides care for Back Pain, Auto Injury, Neck Pain, Massage Therapy, Headache, Pain Management, back pain relief, neck pain relief to the following locations: Palm Coast, Bunnell, Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach.