Is It Fatigue, or Am I Just Tired?

Sometimes we are asked, “What’s the difference between true fatigue and simply being tired?”  Different professionals have varied ways of defining chronic fatigue, but in the integrative medical world, we take note of several characteristics that can denote fatigue in a patient...

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Chronic Fatigue

Definition

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a chronic illness that has varied symptoms and is often brought on by a variety of problems, mainly viral infections including Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). The main symptom is debilitating fatigue. It feels like a flu that never heals. Women account for 70% of the cases of chronic fatigue or CFS. The typical profile of a CFS patient is a Caucasian women in...

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