By Smarty — One of many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) blogs on SmartLivingNetwork.com
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also known as CFS is a disease that is believed to affect more then a half of million people in America. People with CFS have extreme fatigue almost everyday. This kind of fatigue is not the kind that goes away after a nap or some rest. Instead, it limits your ability to do ordinary daily tasks and activities. Symptoms of CFS include fatigue that last 6 months or more and experiencing other problems such as memory problems, headaches, pain in muscles and joints without swelling or redness, sleep problems, sore throat, and tender lymph nodes. No one knows the causes of CFS and it does not have a cure. CFS is most common in women in there 40's and 50's, but anyone can have it. It can come and go or be constant. Some believe that CFS may occur after an infection, such as a cold or viral virus. They onset can be during a stressful event such as a loved ones loss, or can come on gradually without a clear starting point. It is important to try and get a diagnosis if you believe you have CFS. It can take years to get a diagnosis for CFS. The sooner the diagnosis the easier it will be to become educated on the disease and try and get CFS under control. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on a combination of different things to try and relieve signs and symptoms.
Once Diagnosed with CFS take control of your disease. As stated above, there is no cure found for CFS, so it is crucial in finding ways to manage and cope with CFS. Here are some of the many ways you can try and cope with CFS:
There are many ways to try and cope with chronic fatigue syndrome. Realize that the disease you have is real and find ways to get it under your control. Many CFS sufferers live a normal life. They just have to try and remember that they have boundaries and limitations.
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