Chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined as ” a disorder characterized by chronic fatigue persisting for at least 6 months “.
This disease mainly affects women and there are an estimated 300,000 cases in Italy. It is a very serious, debilitating disease that completely changes the lifestyle of those afflicted with it .
The fatigue that undergoes every strength and intention is such as to force us to limit or even abandon work , the main source of dignity of the human being.
Chronic fatigue is not alleviated even with sleep and rest, and is accompanied by very serious symptoms:
> lack of memory;
> difficulty concentrating;
> sore throat ;
> swelling and pain of the axillary and cervical lymph nodes;
> joint and muscle pain .
Diagnosis is often made by exclusion , looking for pathologies related to symptoms that can belong to many other forms of disorder.
A much more technical definition, myalgic encephalomyelitis , has been coined precisely to give its authority to the disease and frame it with greater precision , which “circumscribes” the causes to inflammation or imbalances of the brain myelin , with painful muscle and joint manifestations.
The causes are still to be investigated , some of them are hypothesized of a hormonal nature , of a genetic nature, or even of an infectious nature, but there is still no real answer.