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Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a difficult disorder to treat and diagnose, particularly because there is no medically known cause for the disorder. No diagnostic test has been created to pinpoint Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; a diagnosis is usually made only after all other similar and better-understood medical conditions have been ruled out as possibilities. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that less than 20% of Chronic Fatigue sufferers in the Unites States have been diagnosed.

Drug therapy is often a main component in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Because there are no drugs currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, sufferers are usually subjected to a series of medications designed to help with symptoms. These may include antidepressants; blood pressure medications; anti-inflammatory agents; and antimicrobial drugs (among many others).

None of these drugs address the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and medications are usually chosen by trial and error. This often means that Chronic Fatigue patients must undergo a lengthy and often harmful trial period that involves subjecting the body to a number of unhealthy side effects.Corticosteroid Coccyx Injections: Interventional Pain Management in Red Bank, NJ