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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – Causes | Diagnosis | Treatment | Lifestyle |Diet

Are you feeling lazy; mentally exhausted; worn out; stressed and sleepy every time, since long? This may not be due to simple tiredness. You might be suffering from ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’.CFS is the term that signifies medical condition caused by constant fatigue.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Causes: The exact causes of CFS are still unknown.It may be a mix of factors that affect people who are born with a susceptibility to various physical disorders.

Viral Infections: Some people had developed CFS after a viral infection. However it has not been proven that this condition is due to CFS alone.

Problems in Immune system: Some of the patients who suffered from CFS are sometimes found to be slightly impaired.However it has not been proven that this condition is due to CFS alone.

Hormonal Imbalances: People suffering from CFS sometimes experience abnormality in hormone levels. However it has not been proven that this condition is due to CFS alone.

Symptoms that indicate CFS

  1. Fatigue
  2. Amnesia
  3. Concentration loss
  4. Sore throat
  5. Enlarged lymph nodes in armpits or neck
  6. Inexplicable muscle pain
  7. Multiple joint pain without any visible  symptoms
  8. Headache varying in pattern and severity.
  9. Tiresome  sleep
  10. Extreme exhaustion after physical or mental workouts
  11. Increase in heartbeats.
  12. Vertigo

Medical Help – Tests | Diagnosis | Doctors 

Health checks and tests: Some health checks and tests

  1. Blood Sugar PP and fasting or Diabetes tests
  2. HbA1c – Average blood sugar level
  3. Thyroid (T3, T4, TSH)
  4. High Blood Pressure
  5. Lipid Profile and Cholesterol Levels
  6. Liver Function and Kidney Related Tests
  7. Bone density tests
  8. Vitamin and other related tests
  9. Other regular and advanced health checks ups
  10. Tests for infections and Immunity
  11. Nuero and brain related tests may also be required
  12. Cardiac checks , problems related to heart can also create fatigue

It is also important to consult specialist doctors and make necessary changes in life style as per advice. Do only consult appropriate dietitians in hospitals.

Risk factors

  1. Age : CFS mostly effects people in their 40s and 50s.
  2. Gender : Women are found to be diagnosed with CFS than men.
  3. Stress : Crisis in stress management may cause

Whether it’s CFS or not? No single test can confirm that it’s CFS, as the symptoms are little confusing and overlapping at times.


Presently there is no definite set of treatment for CFS. It is more of symptom based. Medical intervention clubbed with therapies like counseling, gentle exercises, yoga, acupuncture can bring some relief.

Can change in lifestyle restrict CFS? Self-care always help if it is done correct. Avoid pill popping and self medication. Do take advice of qualified doctors, dieticians and fitness experts only.

Reduce stress: Plan the daily schedule. Practice of holistic healings like yoga, meditation along with some physical exercises help. Do consume diet that helps balance nutrition, fights stress and fatigue.

Make it a habit: Avoid afternoon naps and go to sleep early at night; same time every day. Set a clock.

Healthy Diet: Cut of alcohol consumption. Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet chart. Consult a dietitian. It is important to have balanced diet of vitamins, proteins, minerals and other nutrition required. Also avoid refrigerated food, aerated drinks, smoking, ready to eat packaged food.

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Your Blood Group and Diabetes – Know How Your Blood Group is Connected to Diabetes

Diabetes and Blood group

 There are 4 major blood groups which are determined by the presence or absence of 2 antigensA and B on the surface of the Red Blood Cells (RBC)

A recent study on 80,000 women have led to few facts regarding Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is more likely found in blood group B than O and A. In simple words, compared to blood group ‘O’ group ‘A’ has 10% more risk of being diabetic and group ‘B’ has 21% more risk.

Blood Group ‘B’ has highest risk of being Type 2 diabetic. Compared to blood group ‘O-’ the risk is 35% more in ‘B+’,  AB+ has 26% more risk, A- 22%, A+ 17%

The reasons are presently unknown. But one thing is that, with timely medical intervention this situation can be avoided.

Blood Group and Diabetes
Blood Group and Diabetes

What is diabetes?

Diabetes often referred as ‘Diabetes Mellitus’ is the metabolism disorder due to which thehuman body loses the ability to convert its glucose into energy.

How are Insulin and Diabetes related?

The food we consume is transformed into glucose with help of enzymes and acids in our body thereby providing us energy for our everyday work. The glucose is stored in the stomach and small intestine then released into blood stream to provide us energy.

Our body needs ‘Insulin’ to convert the glucose into energy. Without Insulin the Glucose stays in the blood stream raising the sugar levels.

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes are of 3 types

Type 1 Diabetes – Human body is unable to make insulin or it’s limited.

Type 2 Diabetes – Human body can make insulin but cannot use it effectively.

Gestational Diabetes – Affects during pregnancy. Inability to produce Insulin as required by the body.

Risks involved:

Low energy levels

High blood sugar

Grave complications in future


Symptoms of Diabetes are varied. However in some cases there may be no symptoms at all. The common symptoms are:

  • Weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Lowe energy level
  • Lack of interest and concentration
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in limbs
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent infections
  • Delaying in healing of wounds
  • Vomiting and stomach pain

NABH and NABL Accredited Desun Hospital at EM Bypass has a range of medical tests in its Diabetic Health Check Package by which one can be sure of the diabetic condition.

From Blood Haemogram,Blood Sugar (Fasting), Blood Sugar (PP), Liver Function Test,Lipid Profile ECG, TSH, Electrolytes, Urea, Creatininealong with these there are superspeciality test HbA1C (to know the sugar level of last 3 months), superspeciality test Cystatin-C, superspeciality test Insulin, superspeciality testC-peptide and doctor’s consultation.

Why ignore the symptoms and increase risk?Get yourself checked at Desun and be assured. For details log on to