Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Whether it’s you or a loved one dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome, you probably have a number of questions about CFS. We’ve broken down the basics to help you understand the different aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome, and what treatment options are available.

  • What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    Chronic fatigue syndrome goes undiagnosed in an estimated 80 percent of Americans living with the illness. Learn about the symptoms of CFS.
  • What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    Although no definitive cause has been found for chronic fatigue syndrome, many experts believe that it may develop from a convergence of two or more factors.
  • Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Because the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome closely resemble several other illnesses, it is important that doctors run tests to rule them out. Find out about conditions similar to or that may occur with CFS.
  • ME/CFS and Exercise
    Finding a way to exercise with ME/CFS can seem impossible, but read on to find some tips that might help you change your mind about exercising.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment
    Since there is no known cure for CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome treatment usually involves a multi-disciplined approach incorporating prescription medications, alternative therapies and lifestyle changes.
  • Medications
    Access information on different chronic fatigue syndrome medications.
  • Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    How do you tell whether you have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or both? Are they completely unrelated disorders, sister illnesses that share similar symptoms, or one disease with two different names?
  • A Disease in Search of a Name: The History of CFS and the Efforts to Change Its Name
    Has any other illness ever had so many names or so much trouble finding its own identity? The one thing just about every CFS patient agrees on, though, is that the name needs to change.
  • Highlights
    Get the basics of of this condition.
  • Resources
    Find more resources on chronic fatigue here.
  • References
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