Fatigue is a common thing that many people experience, even on a daily basis. For some people however, fatigue goes a little bit beyond this. It can become a chronic condition that robs you of your daily routine, and makes even simple tasks seem difficult. A name has been given to this particular ailment, and it is now referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chronic fatigue is characterized by a case of extreme, ongoing fatigue that does not improve with sleep and an adjusted lifestyle. This would suggest that there is something more going on within the body than simple tiredness, and thus has given rise to a whole new perspective on what it means to be “tired.”
Part of what makes fatigue oriented conditions so hard to treat and diagnose, is that the symptoms are fleeting and are shared by so many other related conditions, like Lyme Disease and Epstein-Barr. This forces physicians to use process of elimination techniques when trying to make an accurate assessment of the patients health, and when determining what effective treatments to use. Fortunately most cases of fatigue that we encounter are very temporary, and are brought about by an obvious cause like sleep loss. To solve these cases one simply has to adjust their way of life, and make sure that their body is getting the ample rest that it needs to function. Once this has been ruled out and a lifestyle change has been made with little or no results, then it may be time to consider the more complicated explanations like an ongoing condition. At some point in everyone’s life they will encounter fatigue symptoms, but sometimes all it takes is a little bit of exercise and an improved sleep regimen to turn things around. For others things are not quite that simple, but when you look at the scope of possible conditions, a fatigue problem is much preferred over something more serious.