Chronic fatigue syndrome is related to the person feeling a sense of persistent tiredness and sense of weakness. The affected person may feel as if he is pressured by a heavy weight. If this feeling of tiredness and a feeling of exhaustion lasts for more than 6 months, then the person has to undergo a diagnosis for chronic fatigue syndrome.
This kind of fatigue syndrome does not just go away by taking rest. The person will continue to have a feverish feeling and continue to be feeling tired. The intensity of this feeling of tiredness varies from person to person. In some people it will be very acute making the person to be bed ridden for a prolonged period of time.
While in some people, this symptom will not allow the person to exert himself / herself. The person will get tired after doing a small amount of work. Some of the symptoms thatcompanies this condition includes muscle and joint pains, sore threat, periods of low blood pressure, not getting proper sleep, headaches, depression and frequent swings in body temperature.
The intensity of these symptoms will vary from person to person. In some people, it will be more pronounced and in some others it might not be severe. Whatever the intensity, people with these symptoms will not be able to work properly and will fall tired frequently.
There has been a constant research by the medical community to find the actual cause for such a long lasting fatigue syndrome. Initial finds have revealed that this syndrome is mainly due to 2 factors. These 2 factors are central nervous system and the body immune system. Any problem associated with the central nervous system and the immune system will cause the person to be tired.
This disease appears to be closely related to fibromyalgia, as both these diseases are caused by the same factors and these two diseases may be inter related. Research is still going on whether these two diseases are related to each other and whether the symptoms can be considered as a common for both diseases. Chronic fatigue syndrome usually occurs after a bout of flu or bronchitis.
People in the age group of 40 to 50 are vulnerable to this disease and women are more vulnerable than men. Though there have not been any fatalities associated with this, there have not been any treatment facilities developed for this. As there has not been any known cure for this, affected person should try to live with the known condition.
There are other forms of treatments such as acupuncture which may be tried upon the affected person. Counseling is needed when the person undergoes a brain freeze and is not able to respond to verbal communications.