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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
"Nobody is sure what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. As more becomes known, it's likely that some chronic fatigue patients will turn out to have different underlying problems than others. One major symptom, however, is feeling bad after exercise for more than 24 hours."
"Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome often resemble the flu. Rather than going away after a few days, however, these symptoms last for prolonged periods of time or come and go frequently for more than six months.
Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms may include:
"Miller wonders -- if heart problems might be a cause of chronic fatigue syndrome -- why more chronic fatigue patients aren't dying of heart disease. Both he and Peckerman agree that more study is needed.
What's happening to the hearts of people with chronic fatigue syndrome? It's too soon to tell, but Peckerman has a theory."
"Although the exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is not known, researchers think it may be caused by a virus. Why? CFS often emerges after a bout with a cold, bronchitis, hepatitis, or other infectious disease. Recent research also suggests that inflammation within the nervous system caused by some type of immune system dysfunction may also play a role in the development of chronic fatigue syndrome."
Some articles claim that patients with CFS have an abnormal glucose metabolism, and are unable to effectively metabolize glucose. (Abnormal glucose metabolism is also associated with Hypoglycemia)
If this is true, then people with CFS should avoid excessive exercise in order to avoid lactic acidosis.
Lactic acidosis is the condition in which lactic acid causes the "burning" sensation felt in muscles during high intensity exercise and also prevents muscles from working their best.. Lactic acidosisis normally experienced by athletes and should be no cause for concern.
Note: The following article uses the term 'lactic acid poisoning' to refer to lactic acidosis.
More information about abnormal glucose metabolism:
More information about lactic acid:
"Most experts agree that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also help improve the quality of life for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Recommended steps include: