By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious medical condition that can easily be overlooked because it mimics so many other disorders. According to the CDC–centers for disease control, at least one million Americans suffer with CFS, yet only 20% have been diagnosed. Chronic fatigue may be so profound and debilitating that it can affect work, school and family life. Chronic fatigue can be accompanied by other symptoms such as problems with memory or concentration, muscle and joint pain, headaches, and sore throat, only to name a few. CFS is a true medical diagnsosis that simply isn’t in your head. If you experience severe fatigue plus any other symptoms see your health care professional. There is treatment to help improve the quality of life for people with CFS; from treating the specific symptoms to nutritional and alternative therapies.
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