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Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition characterized by extreme tiredness or fatigue that does not disappear with rest. In most cases, it cannot be explained by a medical condition. While the exact causes are still unclear, scientists believe it might be triggered by psychological stress, viral infection, or both. The disorder is more prevalent in women between 40 and 50 years old. There is no cure, but some treatment options can be used to alleviate symptoms. Here is a list of the most typical sign of chronic fatigue syndrome that you need to know.

Post-exertional Malaise

Post-exertional malaise usually happens after mental or physical activity that may not have led to feelings of illness or tiredness before you get sick. In general, it causes extreme exhaustion and an upturn in other symptoms, which can last for at least 1 day, or sometimes for many days or even weeks. An episode of post-exertional malaise might range from mild, with brain fog, achiness, or extra fatigue, to completely disabling. The degree of exertion that triggers it could be low, such as taking a bath or shopping. Many people describe the feeling as having mono or recovering from a serious episode of flu. [1]