Taking it easy is not the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, rather exercise and behaviour therapy are, a large study finds. Is it true and if it is then what kind of exercise should be practiced for the same?
Behaviour and exercise seemed to moderately reduce fatigue and improve activity levels, while pacing and medical care isn't much help.
Chronic fatigue syndrome affects up to two per cent of people worldwide. It is characterized by persistent tiredness, muscle pain, insomnia and memory problems. The cause is unknown, though the syndrome can be triggered by certain viral infections and there is no cure.
Common treatment approaches:
* Cognitive behaviour therapy, which uses psychology to address fears of activity.
* Exercise such as walking to boost energy.
* Adaptive pacing.
* Medical care, including self-help advice and drugs for insomnia or pain.
It depends - if you have the subset of chronic fatigue syndrome called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as defined by the International Consensus Criteria 2011 then exercise will cause post exertional malaise and will harm you. If your chronic fatigue is depression based then exercise will help. It depends on what disease/condition you have. seriously the only help with ME is rest and doing much less than you can- boring and very very hard to do . Have you seen the Primer for myalgic encephalomyelitis prepared by the ICCC for medical practitioners - it is good and contains all the up to date info. Good luck
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