Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Since no cause for CFS has been identified, the therapies for this disorder are directed at relief of your symptoms until you gradually recover. You and your healthcare provider should work together to develop an individually tailored program that provides the greatest perceived benefit. Ideally, it will be based on a combination of therapies.

Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Alternative and complementary therapies
Other treatments

Currently, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.

References:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/.

Craig T, Kakumanu S. Chronic fatigue syndrome: evaluation and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65:1083-1090.

Devanur LD, Kerr JR. Chronic fatigue syndrome. J Clin Virol. 2006;37:139-150.

Prins JB, van der Meer JW, Bleijenberg G. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Lancet. 2006;367:346-355.



Last reviewed April 2007 by David Juan, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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