Thursday, 17 May 2012
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Imagine this scene. A lady wakes up in the mourning she feels exhausted already as if she has being running a 100 meters race, as she takes care of the kids she is exhausted, she takes a shower she is exhausted she drives the kids to school and proceeds to her office she is exhausted. Imagine this for a month or two. It will really be a painful experience.
Surveys has shown that chronic fatigue syndrome in the United states alone range from 4 to 265 of every 100,000 adults 8 percent of the diagnosed cases occur in white women with the average age of 30 years.
Although there is no know evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome can be transmitted from person to person. It is a debilitating disorder. Its conditions including a relapsing fatigue lasting for six or more consecutive months.
SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
1. Impaired concentration
2. Shorter memory loss
3. Muscle and joint pain
4. Sleeping disturbance (insomnia)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has being known by many names such as Epstein- bar virus (EBV) Disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis. What ever the name it’s called the effect it causes are indeed painful.
CAUSES OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Studies show that there is no know cause or cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. But the disease may have links to certain virus and bacteria’s such as human t-cell leukemia virus (HTLV) human herpesvirus-6 and enteorviruses.
MEDICATION FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
1. EFFEXOR: This is an anti-depressant that can help alleviate some of the pain associated with chronic fatigue syndrome as well as mental clarity.
2. PROVIGIL: it helps increase the mental alertness of the patient and it also helps the patient to have a positive attitude to the illness. The interesting part is that the drug has no side effects.
3. NEURONTIN: neurontin helps stop convulsion it could be used to treat headaches, circadian rhythm disorder, mood problems as well as pain.