Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This is also known as the ‘post viral syndrome’ or ‘myalgic enchphalomylitis;. This is a syndrome in which person suffering from an acute illness never seems to recover fully  from it. Even after the acute illness is over, the patient does not feel well and complains of malaise, fatigue, myalgia, headache, and exhaustion.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – CAUSE

  • Not known specifically. Usually occurs after an acute viral illness.
  • Enteroviruses are implicated.
  • Often occurs after mononucleosis.
  • Overexertion (mental or physical) during an acute illness can predispose to it.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • The most pronounced symptom is ‘fatigue’. the person always feels very tired, sometimes so much that even going from one room to other may seem like a chore.
  • Myalgia or body ache
  • General malaise and headache

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – HOW DIAGNOSIS IS MADE?

  • Diagnosis is usually done clinically.
  • There is no specific test but in some cases antibodies to Coxsackie-B or Epstein-Barr viruses may be present.
Some of the medicines that  used in this condition are carbo-veg, china, mygale-l, sarcolactic acid, natrum-sal etc.

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