Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition where the patient suffers from constant fatigue and tiredness which does not go away even after rest. It has no underlying medical reason. The factors causing chronic fatigue syndrome aren’t understood that well yet but some things could trigger it such as, dental anxiety, dental implant pain etc.
There are many other diseases and factors that might cause CFS therefore there are no clear causes related to CFS. So if you visit a doctor, they will get you to do many tests to determine the cause of your fatigue and then if they don’t find anything else they might diagnose it as CFS.
Probable Causes of CFS
Chronic fatigue syndrome doctors and researchers believe that the following might contribute to developing CFS:
- Weak immunity
- Hormonal imbalances
- A viral infection or certain types of viruses
Viruses known to be linked with CFS are:
- Coxiella burnetii
- Ross River virus (RRV)
- Human herpesvirus
Risks and problems associated with CFS
Gender and age play a very important role when it comes to the likelihood of having CFS. It is very common in people in their 40’s and 50’s. CFS is more prevalent among women, with them being two to four times more likely than men to have CFS.
One of the most common problem when it comes to CFS other than full body fatigue is dental problems.
Bruxism or grinding of the teeth is a problem most commonly associated with CFS. A person suffering from bruxism constantly grinds their teeth even when they are sleeping which leads to jaw and gum pain.
Other problems that CFS patients face are:
Loss of memory
When it comes to treating CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome doctors haven’t been able to come up with a particular cure. The most common and effective treatments are changes in lifestyle. Doctors recommend reducing caffeine, alcohol and nicotine intake. Have a proper sleep routine and avoid sleeping during the day. Alternative medication such as acupuncture, yoga and massage might help in relieving CFS pain.