by Cate Misczuk
Chronic fatigue syndrome at its core is a disorder that leaves a person feeling extremely tired. Causes of chronic fatigue syndrome remain unclear, and symptoms related to the disorder are not ameliorated with increased rest. The Mayo Clinic explains that CFS is also characterized by not being able to be explained by another underlying medical condition.
There is no cure for CFS, and diagnosing it can be difficult as well because there’s not a test to confirm a diagnosis. Another problem with CFS is that doctors also aren’t sure what causes the syndrome, although many think it can be a combination of factors. If you recognize any of the signs or symptoms below, it’s important to reach out to your doctor so that she can help figure out what might be causing your chronic fatigue.
The causes of CFS still aren’t clear, but WebMD says doctors believe that chronic fatigue syndrome might start after a viral sickness or a major physical or emotional trauma. The Mayo Clinic also explains that hormone imbalances from the hypothalamus, pituitary glands or adrenal glands might also be a trigger. Immune system problems might also trigger CFS, but researchers haven’t found anything conclusive yet. Continue…