Before we discuss about the treatment, we need to know what Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition showing excessive fatigue that affects cognitive behavior and cannot be corrected by taking a rest and would only worsen by physical or mental activity. When you look at a person having this kind of syndrome, he’s like sick with flu. What is the cause of this condition? How does a person with CFS treated?
The Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Initially, it was thought that CFS was caused by a viral infection but it turned out that none of any human pathogens have caused CFS. Also, it is not caused by nutritional deficiency. But there are viral diseases that trigger CFS. Viral infection had no direct role for this syndrome. But a person who showed CFS had long history of allergies.
What are the Symptoms?
People who have CFS showed symptoms like: sleep disorders, difficulty in concentration and memory, joint or muscle pains, headaches, tender lymph nodes, excessive fatigue and sore throat. Similar symptoms would show just like flu symptoms.
How is CFS treated?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment is being done by health care professionals trained to address the symptoms first. Symptoms vary differently on every individual with CFS condition thus complicating the treatment process. That’s why health care providers should come up with a treatment plan based on their experiences in treating CFS patients. The first step is to address the patient’s cognitive behavior. It is best to assess first the patient’s feelings and emotions. Anger, guilt, anxiety, or stress can cause the person’s condition to get worse. If these feelings or emotions are hard to resolve, this will only interfere with the treatment process. Patient’s recovery will take a longer time.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment should start with professional counseling. Patient must undergo Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Graded Exercise Therapy. He needs a support group to give the positive attitude for speedy recovery. As Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment varies for every individual, the health care provider must use all treatment methods in worst cases, and they can also use a combination of those treatments available to the patient. Let it be a reminder that treatments are given primarily to manage the condition but not to serve as a cure. Treatment requires monitoring of patient’s improvement. Improvement requires a positive attitude from patients. Health care providers can only help to assist the patient with his condition, together with the support group, so that patients could help themselves feel better.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment provides medications, medical treatments or any alternative medicine therapy to control primary symptoms as mentioned earlier. Antidepressants are given to patients with CFS to treat patients’ mood swings and depression. If all these treatments are still ineffective or not showing any sign of improvement, the patient can try other therapies such as: yoga, acupuncture, and relaxation techniques. What is really important in patients’ undergoing CFS treatment is to be able to confront any negative or discouraging thoughts. This means the patient can only help himself; the health care providers can only act as support. That’s why patients and health providers should collaborate together to achieve the primary goal of getting back your life as it once before – happy and contented.
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