DRHC Dubai General Practitioner Clinic

Fatigue and Physical Inactivity

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue in that you can’t complete normal, daily activities. This fatigue is not the kind of tired feeling that goes away after you rest. Instead, it lasts a long time and limits your ability to do ordinary daily activities.
  • While chronic fatigue syndrome has no known cause and is difficult to diagnose, its major symptoms can be treated.
  • CFS affects people in different ways. You should work with your doctors to create a treatment program that best meets your own needs. 

It's important to talk to your doctor about any symptoms you may have 

  • Are you suffering from Severe fatigue that lasts longer than 2 weeks, causes you to limit your usual activities, and does not improve with rest?
  • Do you have a problem with your Sleep that last for more than 1 to 2 months? These problems may include being unable to fall asleep or stay asleep, tossing and turning, and waking up feeling tired or not rested.
  • Swelling lumps anywhere in your body in the glands in your neck or armpits (without other signs of infection) that lasts for at least 2 weeks.
  • Do you have a Headache that lasts longer than 2 weeks?
  • Do you suffer from tiredness or fatigue after carrying out any activity?
  • Is this fatigue and inactivity affecting your ability to do things (walking, cooking, climbing stairs, dressing..etc.).
  • How is your mood? any changes recently (Depression/Anxiety).
  • Do you have any pain or stiffness in your joints?
  • Do you suffer from a sore throat or flu-like symptoms?
  • Do you feel dizzy, or suffer from nausea, anorexia abdominal distension, excessive wind, and constipation?
  • Do you feel more difficult to make decisions or complete everyday tasks?