Dr. Melissa Stoppler, Editor of MedicineNet.com discusses what is chronic fatigue syndrome, how to cope with CFS, and how to manage the symptoms.
The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:
"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex disorder. It's characterized by profound fatigue that lasts six months or longer, that doesn't get better with bed rest and actually can get worse with physical and mental exertion. People with chronic fatigue syndrome often function at a substantially lower level than they did before they developed the condition. People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may also have non-specific symptoms such as: headache, weakness, muscle pain, joint pain...."
Listen to the entire audio segment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Symptoms and Detection.
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