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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) in the US and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in the UK, is a disease characterized by persistent, disabling fatigue, often made worse by exercise.  CFS sufferers also commonly complain of muscle and joint pain.man-with-laptop-sleeping-200-300

CFS is believed to affect between two and four people in every thousand, and has been responsible for many hours of lost workplace productivity.  It has even resulted in the premature end of promising professional careers.  The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies CFS as a disease of the neurological system.  However, it is also typical for CFS patients to display symptoms of endocrine disturbances, including a form of adrenal fatigue.  The medical community is uncertain about the precise cause of the disease, and many believe that CFS will eventually be viewed as a number of distinct conditions with similar symptomology rather than as…

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