The term chronic fatigue is generally used when
a patient experiences unexplained, persistent fatigue over
a period of time.
There are many symptoms including exhaustion,
headaches, inability to concentrate, depression, lack of restful
sleep and muscle weakness.
There seems to be no primary cause of chronic
fatigue, but many experts suspect that there are multiple
factors that play a role, such as over training, hyper-reactive
immune system and a viral or other infectious agent.
As it is fairly hard to diagnose chronic fatigue,
normally physicians will first rule out as many other possible
causes of any exhaustion.
It is very important to recognise that, as well
as being difficult to diagnose, chronic fatigue can be difficult
to treat with wide variations occuring between patients. Some
may experience no discernable difference in their well-being,
while others may improve.
To make an appointment, contact the
surgery in the middle of Wellington City on 04 499 3886.
You'll find us at Level 2, 22 Brandon Street, Wellington.