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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex condition that is not yet fully understood in the medical world. Those suffering from it are prone to extreme tiredness almost all the time, with no particular cause underlying their fatigue. The onset of chronic fatigue is also seemingly arbitrary, though women aged 40 to 50 years who are leading a highly stressful life seem to be more predisposed to this condition. Its treatment is centered on alleviating the symptoms. Coping with CFS requires a deep understanding. Here are some facts about chronic fatigue syndrome you need to know.

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1. It is a legitimate health disorder

Many people with CFS feel that their condition is not taken seriously, especially by nonmedical people. They are often met with arguments like "you're just tired" or "it's all in your head," when it's actually a serious condition that can impede routine activities.

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