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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs

Posted 11 days ago by

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 – Many chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients say they aren't taken seriously when they arrive in hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. It included 282 people with diagnosed CFS who completed an online questionnaire. Of those, only 59 percent had gone to the emergency department (ED) for treatment of CFS symptoms. Two-thirds of the respondents said they would not ...

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted 17 Dec 2018 by

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 – Researchers say they've pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire body into an overwhelming state of exhaustion. "For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a CFS-like illness have an overactive immune system, both before and during a challenge to the immune ...

Health Tip: Fight Frequent Fatigue

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by

-- It is normal to be tired now and then. But if your fatigue doesn't end after a good night's sleep, there may be underlying health concerns, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. Certain medications, medical problems and emotional health issues can trigger feelings of frequent exhaustion, the agency says. It offers these suggestions: Keep a diary to help uncover patterns during the day ...

The Latest on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 – Illnesses that lack exact testing methods can be difficult to diagnose, treat and live with, both physically and emotionally. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is one such disease. Until recently, it was very poorly understood or even acknowledged. But after 9,000 studies, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health have concluded that ...

Health Tip: If You Feel Fatigued

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

-- It's normal to feel tired every now and then. But when fatigue becomes chronic, it may be time to visit your doctor. Possible causes for fatigue include certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, some medications or recovery after major surgery. The U.S. National Institute on Aging says you can help beat fatigue by: Exercising regularly. Avoiding naps of more than 30 minutes. Quitting ...

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study

Posted 18 Nov 2017 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 – The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions – chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness – could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers say. The illnesses share symptoms such as pain, fatigue, thinking problems and exhaustion after exercise. They're often misdiagnosed as depression or other ...

Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by

--It is common to feel tired or run down once in a while. But these symptoms of normal exhaustion shouldn't be confused with those of chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue is a long-term complex illness that affects about 1 million Americans. People with chronic fatigue may find carrying out even the most simple task impossible. The website identifies these symptoms of chronic ...

Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted 31 Jul 2017 by

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 – Chronic fatigue syndrome has no cure and reliable treatments remain elusive, but new research links it to changes in 17 immune-system signaling proteins called cytokines. That suggests inflammation plays a part in the disease, which can persist for years, according to researchers at Stanford University Medical Center. They said their findings could help doctors diagnose ...

How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – Imagine if your muscles kept telling your brain you were exhausted, even when you were resting. That's what it's like for those who struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome, and researchers suggest in a new report that they now know why. The disorder may cause the body to amplify fatigue signals associated with physical activity, the researchers explained, which is why ...

Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

Posted 23 Jun 2017 by

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 – An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. Two hundred CFS patients did workouts for 12 weeks with phone or online video support from a physiotherapist. The program slowly increases physical activity (such as a few minutes walking) once participants have established a daily routine. Researchers ...

Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Posted 27 Apr 2017 by

THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 – Scientists have found differences in the gut bacteria of people with chronic fatigue syndrome versus their healthy peers. The finding is among the first to link abnormalities in the makeup of gut bacteria – the "microbiome" – and chronic fatigue, a mysterious and debilitating malady. Whether these differences are merely a sign of chronic fatigue syndrome or an ...

Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Posted 4 Apr 2017 by

TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 – Scientists say they've found biological evidence of a second type of chronic fatigue syndrome they've dubbed "atypical." They said their findings may help lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for patients. People with chronic fatigue syndrome can feel extreme fatigue after exertion that doesn't improve with bed rest. They can also have headaches, muscle pain and ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – A small-scale clinical trial has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctors had hoped that anakinra (Kineret) – a medication for rheumatoid arthritis – also could be used to relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. But after a month of daily anakinra injections, a group of 25 women reported ...

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted 15 Jul 2016 by

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 – Chronic fatigue syndrome – a condition that continues to baffle doctors – may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria – sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. "Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a different profile of bacterial species in their gut microbiome than healthy individuals," said the study's senior author, Maureen Hanson. She's ...

Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 – For some people with chronic fatigue syndrome, two types of treatment can provide long-term benefits, new research suggests. Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by extreme, debilitating fatigue that doesn't go away with rest, and lasts for six months or more, hindering normal, everyday activity. There is no cure. After evaluating four potential treatments for the ...

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