Chronic Fatigue

People with chronic fatigue syndrome often feel so tired that they are unable to perform even half of their normal daily activities -- and the feeling doesn't go away, even with more rest. Twice as many women as men are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. It may last a month, a couple of years, or many years. Sometimes symptoms may come and go.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Severe fatigue that comes on suddenly, especially after you've had the flu
  • Low grade fever (100.4 °F) and chills
  • Sore throat and swollen lymph glands in the neck or armpits
  • Muscle and joint aches, without any swelling
  • Headaches
  • Sleep that doesn't feel refreshing
  • Feeling like you are in a fog and are unable to concentrate or remember
  • Mood changes

The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, but a virus or an immune system reaction may be responsible. Risk factors include extreme stress or anxiety, flu like illness that doesn't completely go away, and poor eating habits. Depression substantially influences the length and intensity of fatigue and disability.

Spinal manipulation boost energy and decrease pain in some people with the condition, having a stimulating effect on the nervous system.

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