Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Also indexed as:CFS, Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Fatigue (Chronic)
You can defeat chronic fatigue syndrome. With no single known cause, this syndrome largely remains a mystery. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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You can defeat chronic fatigue syndrome. With no single known cause, this syndrome largely remains a mystery. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Gradually increase exercise

    Even if you must begin with only a few minutes at a time, exercise can help you feel better

  • Check out L-carnitine

    Take 1 gram three times a day to provide a nutrient important for energy production

  • Try NADH

    10 mg per day of the active coenzyme form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) may help your body produce more energy

  • Consider vitamin B12 injections

    Consult a doctor for a trial of 2,500 to 5,000 mcg every two or three days for several weeks to make up possible deficiency

  • Consult an expert

    Find an experienced professional to help manage the symptoms of this challenging disease

  • Get stress-reduction counseling

    For coping strategies, find a qualified counselor experienced in helping people with chronic fatigue syndrome

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