It’s normal to feel tired sometimes. With everyday obligations around work, home life, and personal wellness practices, it’s no wonder that many teenagers and adults feel as though they’re exhausted more often than not. That said, there is a difference between feeling tired because of a hectic schedule and feeling tired for seemingly no reason. Chronic tiredness or fatigue is often downplayed or dismissed as a symptom of today’s modern world. But for many people, there is something deeper underneath the surface causing those excessive feelings of fatigue. One such example of this is chronic fatigue syndrome. But what exactly is this condition, and how do you identify chronic fatigue syndrome? Let’s investigate.Continue reading “How Can You Identify Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?”
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What Autoimmune Diseases Can Epstein-Barr Virus Contribute To?
Human health can be fickle, especially if you contract a specific pathogen. Various bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other harmful substances can infiltrate the body and wreak havoc on more than one system. Research has shown that catching certain viruses or other illnesses can increase a person’s risk of developing different types of diseases later in life.
While the reasoning for this differs depending on the type of pathogen and the disease that develops, one such virus and disease connection found is the Epstein-Barr virus and autoimmune disease. But what is the Epstein-Barr virus? And what autoimmune diseases can Epstein-Barr virus contribute to?Continue reading “What Autoimmune Diseases Can Epstein-Barr Virus Contribute To?”
How Long COVID Is Changing The Perception Of Persistent Lyme
As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, medical professionals and researchers have begun to notice that recovering from COVID is not as simple as recovering from many other viral infections. The initial symptoms that occur while someone is infected, such as a fever, cough, and fatigue, are all expected – but what many people are still unaware of are the aftereffects of COVID-19.
The fact that certain symptoms can stick around long after recovery from an illness is not a new revelation, though. People who have had Lyme disease know all too well that getting over the initial infection is not always the end of the battle, and people with long COVID are learning this as well. But what is long COVID, exactly? And what does it have to do with Lyme disease?Continue reading “How Long COVID Is Changing The Perception Of Persistent Lyme”
What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & What Causes It?
It’s normal to feel tired, especially with the high-demand lifestyles many people lead today. However, feeling generally fatigued because of a lack of sleep, being overworked, or not getting enough exercise is all typically normal. It’s when that fatigue becomes inescapable that it can be a real problem. When a person feels extreme fatigue that does not cease regardless of how much rest one gets, and it isn’t attributed to an underlying health condition, it is referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).Continue reading “What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & What Causes It?”
What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Epstein-Barr?
Rare diseases are often hard to diagnose and treat due to a general lack of firsthand knowledge among medical professionals. Since there is a lower chance of seeing these types of diseases, many medical professionals are not entirely familiar with the way the signs and symptoms present or the most effective methods of treatment.
One such rare disease that can be hard to pin down is Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus (CAEBV). Typically, as many as 95% of people will catch the Epstein-Barr virus in their lifetime, but not many will typically find themselves battling Chronic Epstein-Barr. The latter form is considered a rare disease, even though the virus itself is highly common.Continue reading “What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Epstein-Barr?”