A good doctor can help you work out when tiredness has crossed over into true fatigue.
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Contrary to widely held beliefs, effective therapies exist for post-infection conditions like long COVID. But we’ll need to come to terms with our history to make a difference for sufferers.
Fatigue can drag for weeks, even when the infection is gone, and sleep doesn’t fix it. But there are simple steps you can take to ride it out.
People suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19 face uncertainty about the nature of their symptoms and how long they might last.
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Researchers are piecing together clues to better understand the puzzling array of symptoms in those who never seem to fully recover from COVID-19.
With the impact and cost of long COVID becoming ever more apparent, ongoing pandemic responses will need to be about protecting quality of life as much as saving lives.
While we don’t know exactly what causes it yet, there are a few leading theories put forward by researchers around the world.
For many of us, becoming ill with a virus might put us on the couch for a week or two. But for some people, contracting a viral infection can cause lifelong debilitating symptoms.
Hot flushes and night sweats are experienced by more than 70 per cent of menopausal women.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
US singer Lady Gaga disclosed she lives with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, which affects about 2% of the population.
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People with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain all over their body. And not all treatments work for everyone.
Flea, the bass player with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome.
A better understanding of CFS could lead to new treatments.
A new study offers hope.
The term chronic fatigue underemphasises the full scope of symptoms sufferers face.
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Spoiler: there’s a lot more that we don’t know about what causes chronic fatigue.
About 1% of youths will suffer from chronic fatigue.
A recent study found a coaching program is effective in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue. So was the study robust?
Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, who has worked with those who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, spoke to an open committee at the Institute of Medicine in February 2015 about the biomedical nature of CFS.
A study that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was more psychological than physical has been debunked. How did the data get doctored?
There are several possible ways your gut bacteria could affect your brain.
Links have been made between the community of bacteria in your gut and depression, pain, stress and sleep. So what does the science say?
University’s reasons for not releasing trial data are groundless.
Chronic fatigue is often misunderstood by the general public and medical professionals alike.
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Researchers have put to rest links between infectious retroviruses and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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Teenagers who were able to consult therapists by email reported a drastic reduction in symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
A web-based therapeutic programme for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome is at least three times more effective in reducing symptoms of the disorder than regular treatment, one study has found…