How common is chronic fatigue syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is estimated to affect about 150,000 Australians.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex condition that causes debilitating fatigue and a range of other symptoms that can affect multiple systems of the body.
The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can vary between people, but some of the more common symptoms may include: being easily fatigued; headache; difficulty with memory and concentration; sore throat; muscle and joint aches; difficulty …
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is yet to be fully understood.
Although anybody can potentially develop it, chronic fatigue syndrome is more common in women and young to middle-aged adults.
The diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome is based on ruling out other conditions, and on the presence of a persistent fatigue of at least 6 months that is accompanied by four or more of the following: non-refreshing sleep; sore throat; impaired …
Although there have been many advances in giving medication for chronic fatigue syndrome, there is not yet any one known cure for the condition. Effective treatment is presently based on behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy.
There is at present to effective cure for chronic fatigue syndrome.
The course of chronic fatigue syndrome can be highly unpredictable. Following a treatment plan has been shown to effectively improve outcomes, whereas failing to seek appropriate healthcare may impede the recovery.