Chronic Fatigue Awareness

by Editorial Board on March 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in Disabling Conditions,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

March is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Awareness month. Millions of people in America suffer from chronic fatigue which causes them to have difficulty doing regular everyday tasks, as well as difficulty maintaining their family and social lives. The cause for CFS is unknown, the diagnosis for it can be difficult and the best treatment options are unclear, making it a hard thing to go through on your own. Living with a Disability wants to help bring awareness to this condition so more people can become aware of chronic fatigue.

People who suffer from CFS feel an extreme tiredness but there are other symptoms that can accompany this condition, not everyone shares the same symptoms. Some people may suffer from terrible headaches or joint pain. Others may feel faint or feverish, even though they both share a CFS diagnosis. Once a person has experienced extreme drowsiness for 6 months or more along with other symptoms they may be diagnosed with CFS.

There are different types of CFS treatments that one can try and medication is also prescribed but at this time there is no cure for CFS. Some doctors recommend unusual treatments such as doing hour long oxygen treatments every day to help your blood better deliver oxygen to the tissues throughout your body. The best thing to do if you feel like you may have CFS is to see your doctor. Tell them about all of the symptoms you are experiencing and they will be able to diagnose and treat you to help you feel better. If your CFS is extreme, and interferes significantly with your ability to function consider a second medical opinion.

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