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Chronic fatigue syndrome: A top social cost disease

Chronic fatigue

A case of chronic fatigue syndrome (or CFS) is defined by the following conditions: chronic persistent fatigue for at least six months will not alleviated by rest, which exacerbates with little effort and that causes a reduction in previous levels of occupational, social activities or personal.

In order to be diagnosed with CFS it requires that the patient has four or more of the following symptoms for at least six months in a year: severe disorders of memory and concentration, sore throat, pain in the cervical lymph glands and axillary, aching muscles and joints without inflammation or swelling of the same, headache of a type different from that optionally present in the past, a non-restorative sleep, weakness post exercise that lasts for at least 24 hours. Read more

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