Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

Here are typical warning signs

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) --It is common to feel tired or run down once in a while. But these symptoms of normal exhaustion shouldn't be confused with those of chronic fatigue.

Chronic fatigue is a long-term complex illness that affects about 1 million Americans. People with chronic fatigue may find carrying out even the most simple task impossible.

The womenshealth.gov website identifies these symptoms of chronic fatigue:

  • Feeling extremely exhausted for more than 24 hours, especially after exercise.
  • Feeling exhausted after sleep, or having trouble sleeping.
  • Having difficulty concentrating, or having problems with attention span and memory loss.
  • Feeling dizzy or faint when standing up from a seated position.
  • Having muscle or joint pain.
  • Having headaches of a new type, pattern or strength.
  • Having tender lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm.
  • Having a constant or frequent sore throat.

Last Updated:

Related Topics