Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by persistent or recurrent debilitating fatigue for at least six months and the absence of any other definite diagnosis. Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome may include depression, hypotension, weight loss, inability to withstand stress, headaches, insomnia, sore throat, and muscle and joint pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome is probably caused by a combination of factors that often lead to suppression of the immune system. Of course, the key to treating the syndrome is to discover and treat the cause or causes of the immune system imbalance, which may be related to many factors.