December 21, 2019 - BY Admin

Chronic Fatigue

Till today’s medications, there is still no proper cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. But the available medications are only used to decrease its symptoms to make the patient feel better. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME, has different types of symptoms for its victims. 


Fatigue and muscle pain can become your worst nightmare until it causes you to lose memories which is more dangerous. Let your doctor know your complicated symptoms and have them cured first. Firstly we will go through some of the common reasons and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome then we will discuss its solutions and what to do if they continue. Before that, here are some facts about chronic fatigue syndrome.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Facts

  • Studies have shown that almost 2.5 million Americans have CFS.
  • Children or teens are also not safe from chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Women who are in their 40 or 50 suffer the most from CFS.
  • Men have lower chances to develop CFS than women.
  • Many cases of chronic fatigue syndrome are moderate or mild. 
  • About ¼ people with CFS have severe symptoms.


If you are a patient of mild chronic fatigue syndrome, you will manage yourself. Moderate symptoms can make it tougher for you to move around. You may have to sleep in the afternoon to hold off the symptoms of CFS. 


What Are the Possible Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Doctors do not know the specific reason or causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. Still, they have pointed out basic abnormalities of CFS are found in people who have specific body conditions. Those body conditions include,


Brain Problems


With the help of CT scans or MRI, we can see abnormalities of the brain via pictures of it. Even we can see abnormalities in the brain's electrical system and hormones that are not permanent.


Immune System Problems


Some parts of the human body’s immune system are unique in those who have chronic fatigue syndrome. Many types of research indicate that these abnormalities can cause symptoms in its victims. But fortunately, people with chronic fatigue don't always have a bad immune system as those who have AIDS or HIV.


Energy Generation Issues


People with chronic fatigue syndrome cells have a tough time generating energy for the whole body.


Blood Pressure and Pulse Issues


While standing, people usually have a drop in their blood pressure and a boost in their heartbeat rate. Sometimes people may feel like fainting away or faint if their blood pressure drops too low.




Studies have found out some abnormalities in specific types of genes. Other studies have found weird scenarios where genes turn off and on in their cells. 


Serotonin and Cortisol


Serotonin is an essential brain chemical that has a huge role in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. People who are sick with this illness have low cortisol levels, which is a hormone that the body releases in stress situations.


Infections or Other Illness


Chronic fatigue syndrome can start from infectious diseases such as sore throat, fever, aching muscles, bad stomach, etc. Studies have found various types of infectious viruses that can start the illness.