Yes. CFS has been classified as an organic, neurological disease with systemic effects by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1991.
Exhaustion or fatigue is the main symptom associated with CFS. Inability to carry out physical or cognitive activity for at least 6 months raises CFS suspicion in a person.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the WHO-approved name. Another name for it is myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can be passed down through generations. Some people are more prone to suffer from CSF later in life due to genetic mutations inherited from their parents.
The WHO-established clinical criteria are used to make a clinical diagnosis. Despite the fact that numerous alternative proposals have been made (International Consensus Criteria, Canadian Criteria, and US Institute of Medicine Criteria), the WHO has recognised the Fukuda Criteria as diagnostic criteria (CDC, 1994). There aren’t many practical differences between the many criteria that have been proposed so far.
The International Association for CFS/ME (IACFS/ME) does not have approved treatment guidelines, but the condition can be managed and improved over time. This is due to an irreversible abnormality in the limbic systems in the brain of CFS patients.
Although no specific medicine exists to treat ME/CFS, they can be used to alleviate some of the symptoms. Headaches, as well as muscular and joint pain, can be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers.
When you have fibromyalgia (FMS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), stress is your worst enemy. The majority of patients who suffer from these conditions agree that stress exacerbates their symptoms, sometimes even initiating painful flares.