Chronic fatigue syndrome

People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often feel so tired that they cannot do even half of their normal daily activities. And the feeling does not go away, even with more rest. Twice as many women as men are diagnosed with CFS, and it is more common in people over age 40. It may last a month, a couple of years, or many years. Sometimes symptoms come and go.

Although researchers are not sure what causes CFS, there are ways to manage symptoms so you can still do the things you enjoy.

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Review Date: 12/19/2015  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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