What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) in COVID-19

Chronic fatigue syndrome in COVID-19

Chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue or weakness that usually doesn’t relieve even with rest.

The causes are still unknown but experts precipitate some factors that may cause CFS like viruses, hormonal disturbances in the body, stress, weakened immune system, etc.

Can COVID-19 causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

It can be caused by the virus. Here we can also consider COVID-19 disease which is again a viral illness.

Symptoms of CFS

After COVID-19 illness symptoms of CFS can persist for 3 to 6 months and symptoms may be…

Easy fatigability,

Difficulty in concentration,

Sore throat,


Lymph node tenderness,

Myalgia or muscle pain,

Pain in joints,

Feeling of fever but there is no fever,

Difficulty in sleeping,

Psychiatric problems like difficulty in understanding, forgetfulness,

Recurrent allergies,

Abdominal cramps,

You may have weight loss or weight gain,

Increased pulse rate,

Chest pain,

Sweat at night, etc. 

These are all symptoms that can be seen in CFS which may be caused by viruses and coronavirus-2 may be among these. So if you are observing any of these symptoms after COVID-19 illness, you should consult your doctor for further evolution and help.

Treatment of CFS

  • Although there is no one medicine or specific treatment for CFS. Treatment will be according to symptoms in different patients and treatment may be aimed to build overall health and immunity of the body.
  • Changes in Lifestyle help to control symptoms and increases immunity and the general health of the body.

Lifestyle changes may include a good and balanced diet, limiting bad habits such as intake of caffeine and other narcotics, regular sleep pattern aimed for regular timing to go to bed, and wake up at a regular time, etc.

  • Yoga, acupuncture, or massage therapy may also help to relieve symptoms and improve the overall wellness of my mind and body.

All decisions and treatment must be started under the care of expert registered doctors or certified health care workers experts in the field. Hope this article helped you. Share with friends and family. Thank you.

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