Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a condition that causes significant long term fatigue, muscle aches and muscle pains. It is generally characterised by severe or long term tiredness that does not ease, even with rest. Although most commonly experienced in women aged between 40 and 50, chronic fatigue can impact anyone and can have devastating lifestyle impacts. However, this is not the case for all cases, and some do still have the ability to work, study and complete their daily tasks. Though they may require more rest when doing so.
Most commonly, chronic fatigue is caused by;
Emotional / stress
Those experiencing chronic fatigue may be aggravated by;
Too little exercise
Too much exercise
In such, the most common symptoms of chronic fatigue include;
Long term fatigue
Mental difficulties – poor concentration, poor memory and disorientation
Insomnia – sleeping difficulties such as disrupted sleep, early waking and inability to fall asleep
Muscle and joint pains
Headaches and migraines
Dizziness, nausea and palpitations
Though, there is no need to worry. Physiotherapy is able to provide a range of treatments to assist with and even help overcome chronic fatigue. Through an assessment, our team of physiotherapists is able to determine a suitable program that can focus on the most aggravating symptoms and how to ease them.
Through our treatments this includes;
Graded exercises that gradually increase in difficulty to help improve overall fitness and health levels (walking or swimming)