Chronic Fatigue

Exercise Therapy Looks Promising For Alleviating Symptoms Of Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is persistent, medically unexplained fatigue lasting more than six months.
As many as three in a hundred people are estimated to have it.
The condition often renders sufferers unable to work or do normal daily activities.
Exercise therapy is commonly prescribed for CFS, and a recent review of the evidence cautiously concludes that this is beneficial.
A total of five studies were included in the review.
The results showed that after three months of therapy, fatigue was generally improved as were health-related quality of life, sleep and functional work capacity.
As CFS is an ongoing condition, the possibility that a low-cost therapy, with minimal adverse effects, will be effective is extremely promising.