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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment in Indian Hospital

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Overview

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India is a disorder characterized by immense fatigue, which cannot be cured with sleep. Physical and mental activities may cause the symptoms to worsen. When the doctor cannot pinpoint your fatigue to a particular reason, then it is known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Causes & Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The exact cause of CFS is unknown. Sometimes it may develop a viral infection of sorts. Viruses that might be linked to CFS are as follows

  • Rubella
  • Ross river virus

Individuals diagnosed with CFS have weak immune systems, but doctors are not sure on whether it is the main cause for the disease. Those who are overweight or inactive are more likely to affected by CFS.

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Hello, I am Alice Makasa from Zambia. I came to India through Joint Replacement Surgery Hospital to get treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome. I had this dramatic illness where my muscles ached and I couldn’t sleep. My chronic fatigue was so debilitating that I had no quality life. After taking a shower, I would have to go back to my bed. I couldn’t climb a flight of stairs without stopping from exhaustion. I read from your website and send my query. They responded to me quickly and asked more details so that they could offer me with their expert opinions. After considerations, I decided to get my treatment arranged with them. At the hospital, I met my doctor who has been steadfast in his efforts and determined to improve my health. I want to thank my doctor and his staff for giving me the attention, uplifting attitude and gentle smiles when I thought that all was lost. I feel great to get back to what is normal people’s energy level. I truly feel thankful to your healthcare group for the care and concern you guys showcased throughout my medical journey in India.

Diagnosis & Treatments of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India review of patients indicates that the diagnosis of it is a controversial subject. The medical community is still at divided roads on how  best to diagnose it. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India review of patients indicates that the symptoms vary from patient to patient and depend upon the severity of the condition. For it needs to  be diagnosed, fatigue must last for more than six months and may not be curable after proper sleep. Other symptoms include

  • Loss of sleep or concentration
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain and headaches.

One may also experience pain illness after their mental or physical activities. This tends to last for more than 24 hours after the activity also. In order to be effectively diagnosed you may at least have a couple of symptoms.

Lifestyle Changes after Treatments of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India

Modifying your lifestyle can help you reduce the symptoms. In this regard free consultation Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India by the well surgeons can provide you an idea on how to go about things. You need to limit or reduce your intake your caffeine and this help you sleep better and reduce the insomnia. Do not try to sleep during the day time. One should have a healthy sleep routine which means that they should sleep at night the same time along with waking up morning at the specified time.

Why Choose Indian Hospital for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

When you have decided that India is your next medical destination some amount of preparation needs to be involved. The two things which might spring up to your mind are Affordable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in India and Low cost Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment in India. So how do you get this in the first place. The obvious answer to this question are the Indian hospitals  who have set new standards in the medical horizon. Most of them have some of the renowned surgeons in the world and the technology along with the state of art infrastructure can be compared to the best in the world. Most of the patients who have had surgeries in these hospitals have given their thumbs up. The safety along with the comfort of the patients is topmost on the agenda. Since English continues to the official language of communication  most of the patients tend to be at ease. It literally gives them a feeling of home away from home.

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Joint Replacement Surgery Hospital India offers highest quality bone and joint health care with attentiveness, care and compassion to meet the needs of the patients and their loved ones. The medical team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are familiar with all the aspects of the musculoskeletal system. Our hospital uses the most advanced technologies available for the orthopaedic procedures and has a lower complication rate.

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition in which you feel so tired (mentally & physically) that you won’t be able to perform your normal daily activities. The tiredness will be for at least 6 months or more. The fatigue is different from normal tiredness.

The fatigue:

  • does not have any underlying medical cause,
  • worsen with physical or mental activity,
  • doesn’t improve with rest
Does severe fatigue mean I have CFS?

There are many other disease conditions that present with fatigue. Following are few conditions that may be one of the reasons causing fatigue:

  • Over intake of caffeine or alcohol
  • Excessive physical activity
  • Lack of sleep
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic anaemia
  • Heart or Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

An in-detail study of your symptoms by your doctor will confirm the diagnosis of the disease.

What can cause CFS in me?

The exact causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are not known. It is believed to be caused by a combination of internal as well as external factors. Some individuals are:

  • believed to be born with a predisposition for CFS.
  • a viral infection
  • problems with the immune system
  • an imbalance of hormones
  • psychiatric problems, such as stress and emotional trauma

 

How will my doctor confirm that I have CFS?

Currently, there is no single test to diagnose CFS. Doctor makes a diagnosis by excluding all other illnesses after a person has had symptoms continually for six months. To meet the diagnostic criteria of chronic fatigue syndrome, you must have unexplained, persistent fatigue for six months or more, along with at least four of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Loss of memory or concentration
  • Frequent sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness
  • Headache of a new type, pattern or severity
  • Sleep that is not refreshing
  • Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise.
Can CFS be treated?

The treatment is primarily based on relieving/managing the most distressing or disruptive symptoms such as:

  • Sleep Problems: Sleep medications can be prescribed to help get better sleep at night.
  • Pain: Medications to control the pain if it is severe or hampering routine activities.
  • Depression and anxiety: Anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications are prescribed to treat the associated depression or anxiety wherever required.
  • An optimal exercise regime can be developed which is neither too stressful nor too easy for the patient. However, care must be taken to avoid extremes.
  • Professional counseling is also very helpful to accept the problem and find ways to work around the limitations imposed by the CFS.
  • Lifestyle changes such as taking steps to reduce emotional stress, practicing relaxation techniques, improving sleep habits and pacing activities as per the level of distress.

 

If you notice the above list and go by the conventional medicines you will be taking a minimum of 4 different tablets every single day for each symptom! And you may also have to bear the extra burden of their individual side effects. Homeopathy believes in gentle cure through the use of natural medicines that have been prepared so as to avoid any side effects and yet, bring about a positive change in your health! Live the Happiest Healthiest Life Style & Get a widest range of TOP Rated physicians at your fingertips by sending us your query.

I have been experiencing symptoms including no energy, weak/tired feeling in my legs. This has been for the last few months and has caused a lot of days off from work. My doctor says I have CFS. What is the long term effect of CFS?

CFS can have a major impact on your relationships with loved ones/family/friends. You may get frustrated due to the exhaustion that reduces your working ability. You may show improvement within a few months or years with proper treatment. Some continue to suffer for longer time. You may have to opt for part time work. It will avoid the over-exertion and worsening of the disease. Memory loss and difficulty in concentration may be troublesome for you. The outlook in children and young people is usually better. The main goal in improvement of symptoms is to adopt certain lifestyle changes, optimal exercise regime, coping techniques such as talking with persons affected/recovered from CFS, etc.

Does having CFS mean I’ll be sick forever?

You may not be sick forever. Most patients recover within five years of the beginning of the illness. CFS is a complicated disease which has to be managed with medications by healthcare professional, proper exercise regime by physiotherapist, professional counselling to accept the problem and find ways to work around the limitations. Homeopathy provides a long-term reduction in symptoms and ensures improvement in the general well-being. Homeopathic treatment is a much safer and better mode of treatment without any unwanted side effects and resolves the problem in a harmonious way. Homeopathic medicines help your body’s natural defence system to fight against the disease and alleviate the symptoms. Our experienced physicians assess all of the factors- your physical, emotional, and psychological makeup and administers the most appropriate remedy. Normally, most of the Health Portals have one or two physicians unless it is a hospital or a very big organization. Here you will get the widest range of experienced physicians, with most subtle experiences, at your fingertips, in your comfort zone.

I always feel like someone has drained out all of my energy. I don’t even have energy to sit up some days. I had visited several doctors and been labelled been depressed. But, I know am not. I have searched on the internet regarding my symptoms and CFS matches my condition. Is CFS a psychological condition or physical condition?

It is wrong to call CSF a psychological condition as researchers have found causative factors associated with the disease. Viral infection, problems with the immune system, an imbalance of hormones can lead to CFS. The World Health Organization has categorised chronic fatigue syndrome as a neurological condition. The sustained exhaustion and reduced working ability sets depression in the individual. Psychological treatment such as cognitive behaviour therapy may be helpful for the depressed/anxiety state.

My friend has symptoms of extreme fatigue, but his doctor has diagnosed him with Fibromyalgia. How different is Fibromyalgia from CFS?

It is difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia and CFS since there are no confirmatory tests. Your doctor can identify the two disease conditions based on peculiar symptoms. People with fibromyalgia have multiple areas of their body that are painful to touch (tender points). Tenderness or pain in at least 11 of 18 specific tender points when pressure is applied is a criterion for diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Does any particular age or sex suffer CFS?

CFS occurs four times more frequently in women than in men, although people of either sex can develop the disease. Most often people in their 40s and 50s, but people of all ages can get CFS. CFS is less common in children than in adults & more common in adolescents than in younger children.

My mother aged 45 has been diagnosed with CFS recently. Will CFS affect her daily life?

CFS affects the quality of a persons’ life mentally as well as physically. It may start with less severe to severe symptoms of CFS. She may be able to care for herself, but would rest for days. She may have disturbed sleep patterns, reduced mobility. If not treated well or managed appropriately, she might find it difficult to maintain relationships with partners, family members and friends; difficult to concentrate; the loss of independence, economic security and livelihood; the worries about taking care of and raising children. Give your loved one the best care and treatment from our panel of expert Homeopaths. People say “Homeopathy is placebo”. We have many evidence based cases which are available on the portal on multiple clinical conditions right now!!! You are just one click away from restoring your family’s health!

I am very frustrated with having CFS. I get tired so soon that I can’t even enjoy my life with family /friends. What will happen if I ignore going to several physicians? Does CFS leads to serious complications?

CFS has started to affect your quality of life. If you continue to ignore the disease, some of the following complications can occur:

  • Depression and Anxiety. CFS also predispose one to increased suicide risk.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Difficulty in sleeping
  • Social isolation due to avoidance of social contact and social interactions as a result of easy fatigue, low stamina and associated depressed mood
  • Lifestyle restrictions due to inability to exert oneself physically or mentally, which significantly influences the person’s lifestyle choices
  • Increased work absences, especially due to sleep difficulties and low stamina leading to problems with employment and career issues
  • You must seek medical advice of a well experienced physician.
Can I prevent getting the troublesome CFS?

There are no known preventive measures. However, some measures that might be helpful are:

  • Having a balanced diet
  • Having reasonable levels of physical activities
  • Managing stress
  • Having adequate sleep
If my parent, brother or sister suffers CFS, does that mean I will have it too?

CFS is sometimes seen in members of the same family, but that does not indicate that it is contagious. However, there may be a familial or genetic link.

Will any blood tests confirm the diagnosis of CFS?

There is no specific lab test or biomarker for CFS. One has to rely on the detailed history and clinical examination by an experienced doctor.

I have read that Homeopathy can help a person with CFS. Is it true?

Homeopathy targets the roots of CFS, NOT JUST the fatigue or other superficial symptoms which are merely the outward reflections of the internal illness. Homeopathy significantly reduces the intensity, frequency and duration of the associated symptoms and helps the person lead a fairly normal day-to-day life. Homeopathy literature shows that there are nearly 100 highly effective remedies to successfully conquer this exhausting ailment. The combined skills of our Experts and the modern science of Homeopathy help you reclaim your health and life!

How should I support my loved one with CFS?

Emotional support and counseling may help you and your loved ones deal with the uncertainties and restrictions of chronic fatigue syndrome.

What lifestyle changes should I make to live life with CFS?

Perform physical activities at a comfortable pace; avoid overexertion. However, total rest is not advisable as it may make the fatigue worse. Always gradually increase the physical activities.

 

Maintain healthy social interactions at a comfortable level. Avoid social isolation as it may lead to depression or other illnesses.

Eat a healthy and nutritious diet and try to maintain good health. Take supplements as necessary. Dietary deficiencies can worsen the fatigue and other symptoms.

 

Resolve emotional stress.

 

Get adequate sleep.

 

Learn and practice relaxation techniques such as yoga, vipassana, meditation, etc.

 

Don’t overexert physically or mentally.

 

Avoid junk foods loaded with sugar, caffeine, preservatives, colors, etc.

 

Avoid skipping meals.

 

Decrease consumption of alcohol and caffeine at night.

What foods should I eat to cope with CFS?

Try to find out if you have any food intolerances and then avoid those foods. Eat beans, nuts, seeds that suit you well as they are a good source of protein, healthy fat, fiber and antioxidants. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables to provide enough vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eat foods containing omega-3 fatty acids such as mackerels, sardines, salmon, flaxseed, hempseed, walnuts. Omega-3 fatty acids have excellent anti-inflammatory properties and help to ease the pain. Eat adequate amounts of proteins. Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated. Water helps flush out toxins from the system that cause toxins. Eat whole grains such as wheat, rice, barley, oats, etc.

I have CFS since few years. Can I exercise? Which exercises are recommended for CFS patients?

It is very important that a health care professional to guide you regarding exercises. Since a person with CFS suffers from post-exertion malaise, anaerobic exercises are recommended such as resistance training and stretching. Stop the exercises before you get too tired. Start slow and gradually increase the pace of the activity is the key you must remember. Daily chores such as cleaning, washing should be divided into shorter and less strenuous ones. If you avoid exercises and daily activities with the fear of aggravating your symptoms, it might worsen your disease. Choose a type of exercise/daily activity which works best for you.

Can I choose my own hotels according to my budget?

You can most definitely choose hotels as per your convenience to you and your budget.

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