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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and that can’t be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest. ME/CFS costs the U.S. economy about $17 to $24 billion annually in medical bills and lost incomes. This condition is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Sometimes it’s abbreviated as ME/CFS. The most recent term proposed is systemic exertional intolerance disease (SEID).

What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, although there are many theories — ranging from viral infections to psychological stress. Some people may be born with a predisposition for the disorder, which is then triggered by a combination of factors.

Researchers speculate that contributing factors may include:

It’s also possible that some people are genetically predisposed to develop CFS.

Infections caused by bacteria, including Coxiella burnetii and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, have also been studied in relation to CFS.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source has suggested that CFS may be the end stage of multiple different conditions, rather than one specific condition.