Sunday, April 23, 2006
Can stress lead to Chronic fatigue syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) is a complex and debilitating chronic illness that affects the brain and multiple body systems. The patient experience profound, overwhelming exhaustion, both mental and physical and muscle and joint pain. More information on CFS can be found in here and here.

According to experts the people with chronic fatigue syndrome are unable to deal with everyday challenges and adversity, including injuries, illnesses, divorce and stressful jobs.

The disease control agency estimates that more than one million Americans have the condition, with women suffering at four times the rate of men.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS at nytimes recently posted "Genetics and Stress Are Found Linked to Fatigue Disorder"- a finding by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Its an interesting research result that offers scientific explanations that stress combined with genetics can bring on CFS.

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At 10:19 PM, Blogger Jill

Thanks for the visit. I do think that stress has a lot to do with CFS. My husband has a lot of the symptoms and is under a lot of stress. And I can tell how stress affects me too.

You are so right about sunrise. As an early riser I have always enjoyed the opening of the day. From sunrise over the beach to sunrise in the backyard. I enjoy watching nature wake up. Guess it's not all bad, right?


At 7:46 AM, Blogger jack

Yes jill, stress can lead to many more serious complications, but we can slow them down by taking things as they come and working out regularly. Do you know that exercising 30 min a day reduces your stress level by 40%.

I wish You and your husband a very health life.


At 2:44 AM, Blogger Snoo

I think stress affects CFS like it affects asthma, excema, IBS, migranes and the like. I don't think it's the sole cause though.

I'm not sure CFS sufferers are any worse at coping with stresses, but added to other factors, it can cause problems. Certainly learning to de-stress can help a little with CFS symptoms.

Interesting post though!


At 10:04 AM, Blogger jack

you are right snoo stress can trigger and worsen many health problems specially those related to our immune system. But still we don't given enough importance to de-stressing ourselves eventhough it takes only few minutes time. But I guess you don't have to worry about stress afterall you have such a nice relaxing hobby.


At 4:28 PM, Blogger Snoo

Just taken a longer look around your blog - what a great idea! I'm sure I will be back here regularly to de-stress!


At 5:27 PM, Blogger Jack

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At 6:54 PM, Blogger jack

you are most welcome! some workout once in a while can do a lot of good to your health.


At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

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At 4:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

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