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What causes chronic fatigue?

Asked by Megan, Last updated: Jan 05, 2021

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B. Lazarus

B. Lazarus

B. Lazarus
B. Lazarus

Answered Jan 05, 2021

Chronic fatigue is a disorder characterized by debilitating fatigue with no discernable medical condition. It is associated with viral infections, immune disorders, and hormone imbalance syndromes. The exact cause for the condition is not fully understood.

However, some theories concerning how it develops include viral infections, psychological stress, weakened immune system, and extreme stress. It is also conceivable that some individuals are genetically predisposed to get chronic fatigue syndrome.

Some viral infections studied concerning chronic fatigue syndrome include Epstein Barr virus, human herpes virus6, Ross River virus, and rubella virus. No matter the cause, if your fatigue seems to be on the level of narcolepsy, it is important that you see a doctor and tell them your symptoms.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Graduation, Oakland

Answered Dec 23, 2020

There are some people who become diagnosed with chronic fatigue. The most common cause of this is a type of bacteria that will cause respiratory issues such as pneumonia. Another thing that may cause chronic fatigue is an issue with the immune system. It should be remembered that the immune system is supposed to keep the body healthy.

It will fight the different viruses, bacteria, and other foreign particles that are meant to harm the body. When it is not working properly, the body may become weaker. Stress and emotional trauma can also cause chronic fatigue. People who have this condition may always feel that they lack enough energy to do the things that they are required to do.

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Ben

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Ben , Professional Gamer, Styria

Answered Dec 16, 2020

Chronic fatigue is a serious condition that comes with so many symptoms. Although chronic fatigue comes with so many symptoms, its most common symptom is extreme tiredness. Healthcare professionals believe there are so many causes for chronic symptoms, which means there is no specific cause for chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue can be caused by viral infections. Bacterial infections such as pneumonia can also cause chronic fatigue. In some cases, the cause of chronic fatigue is when there are problems with the immune system. Findings also showed that chronic fatigue can be caused by a hormone imbalance. At times, mental health problems such as emotional trauma, depression can result in chronic fatigue. Some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue include joint pain, feeling sick or dizzy, headaches, irregular heartbeats, sleep problems, etc. It is important to know that chronic fatigue can affect anybody. However, this condition is very common in women.
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D. Nichols

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D. Nichols
D. Nichols

Answered Dec 13, 2020

Everyone is weary or overtaxed from time to time. However, if you are experiencing fatigue that is so bad you cannot even bring yourself to stand up, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome. The exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown. Researchers have said that some contributing factors may include illness, a compromised immune system, stress, or hormonal imbalances. Some viral infections have also been examined regarding CFS.

Researchers claim that those who have severe symptoms with any of these infections are at a higher risk for procuring CFS in the future. Women are two to four times more predisposed to be diagnosed with CFS than men. Other factors include genetic predisposition, allergies, stress, and environmental factors. CFS is commonly seen among individuals who are in their 40's and 50's.

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