Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex condition that manifests as extreme tiredness almost all the time, with no clear underlying cause. The onset of chronic fatigue is seemingly arbitrary and without specific risk factors, though women aged 40 to 50 with highly stressful lives seem to be more predisposed to this condition. The symptoms may appear after a period of extreme stress.
Many people with CFS feel their condition is not taken seriously, especially by nonmedical people. They often hear statements like "You are just tired" or "It is all in your head" when it is a serious condition that can impede routine activities.
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