How to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue

Friday, 03 Jun 2011 12:08 PM

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There is no specific test for diagnosing chronic fatigue, and the diagnosis may be difficult as the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome resemble those of other conditions such as fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Hence, one of the first steps in diagnosing chronic fatigue disorder is to eliminate the possibility of all other diseases having similar symptoms by using appropriate diagnostic tools. The diagnosis of chronic fatigue disorder may therefore take several months. In addition, there are various causes of chronic fatigue, ranging from a genetic defect to an infection.

For diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome, it is important to know if the patient shows some of the following symptoms:

1. Short-term memory loss or concentration impairment
2. Lymph nodes become tender
3. Muscle and joints pain
4. Lack of freshness despite adequate sleep
5. Constant headaches
6. Deep exhaustion following physical exertion

These symptoms may point to chronic fatigue disorder only if the patient has been experiencing them over a considerable period of more than 6 months. For correct diagnosis and to reach any conclusive evidence about chronic fatigue syndrome, the patient must observe them over a long period of time.

For more information on chronic fatigue, see below:

 

Do I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?



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