Chronic fatigue—commonly referred to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)—is a complex medical disorder characterized by extreme and prolonged fatigue that cannot be easily explained by any underlying medical condition. Fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity and doesn’t improve with rest.
The cause of CFS is unknown, although many theories exist, ranging from viral infections (e.g., Epstein-Barr, herpes), to psychological stress. CFS might also be triggered by a combination of factors.
There’s no single test to confirm a diagnosis of CFS. You may need a variety of medical tests to rule out other health problems that have similar symptoms. Treatment for CFS focuses on symptom relief.
If you believe you may be suffering from CFS, call Dr. Petersen at WholeHealth or request an appointment online today.