What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), defines chronic fatigue syndrome as ‘a flu-like condition that can drain your energy, and sometimes lasts for years’.

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What are the signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Signs and symptoms of the condition include being persistently tired (due to no medical condition), and possibly some of the following: sore throat, abdominal pain, dry mouth, unexplained muscle soreness, headaches, bloating, memory loss, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, jaw pain, chronic cough, earache, nausea, psychological conditions (such as depression, irritability, anxiety, etc.), diarrhoea, changes in weight, as well as balance problems.

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