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Chronic Fatigue Neutral Bay, Sydney NSW

Chronic Fatigue is sometimes referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and commonly affects young adults and women. Although it can occur at any point in someone’s life, it can definitely affect the everyday life, long-term health and wellbeing of those suffering from it. Therefore, it is important to seek the right medical attention in order to develop the best treatment plan to minimise the symptoms.

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What is Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder. It is characterised by extreme long-term fatigue that lasts for at least six months and cannot be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. Additionally, the fatigue may increase with physical or mental activity and does not improve with rest.

Furthermore, Chronic Fatigue is also associated with sleep abnormalities and sometimes pain. Symptoms may become worse with physical or mental exertion. Whilst there may be several factors that contribute to the condition, there is no ‘cure’, though symptoms can be managed or treated to provide relief.

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Chronic Fatigue Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below answers to frequently asked questions we get from our clients regarding Chronic Fatigue:

What are the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue?

The symptoms of Chronic Fatigue may include:

  • Long-term fatigue; intense physical and/or mental exhaustion.
  • Further exhaustion from physical or mental activity.
  • Sleep abnormalities or interrupted sleep.
  • Waking up not feeling refreshed.
  • Memory, focus and concentration difficulties.
  • Dizziness that becomes worse when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
  • Sore throat.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits.
  • Unexplained muscle and/or joint pain.

The symptoms of Chronic Fatigue can vary significantly between people and symptoms can fluctuate from day to day.

What are the causes of Chronic Fatigue?

Unfortunately, the cause of chronic fatigue is still unknown. However, some people may be born with a predisposition for the disorder. Therefore, the condition may be triggered by a combination of factors. Some of the triggers may include:

  • Viral infections. No conclusive link has yet been discovered yet however, some people develop CFS after a viral infection.
  • Immune system issues. People with CFS also tend to have a slightly impaired immune system. However, it is unclear if it is sufficient enough to result in the condition.
  • Hormonal imbalances. People suffering from CFS may also experience abnormal hormone levels produced in the hypothalamus, pituitary glands or adrenal glands.
  • Physical or emotional trauma. Some people have reported that they experienced an injury, surgery or significant emotional stress shortly before the symptoms of CFS began.
What are some of the risk factors that increase your risk of chronic fatigue?

Factors that may increase your risk of chronic fatigue syndrome include age and gender. Whilst Chronic Fatigue can occur at any age, it is most common in young to middle-aged adults. Additionally, women are diagnosed with chronic fatigue much more often than men. However, this may also be the case since women are simply more likely to report their symptoms to a doctor.

Do I have chronic fatigue or am I just constantly tired?

We all feel fatigued sometimes and many people feel fatigued for an extended period of the time. However, chronic fatigue is not just being tired. It is a state of heightened fatigue that has lasted for at least 6 months. It can be so severe that it gets in the way of your normal daily activities, at home and at work. Additionally, physical and mental activities are likely to make the fatigue worse.

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Also called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Recently new research has proved that this condition previously thought to have stemmed from the mind actually stems from the body.

Please note that any health condition should be treated under medical supervision by a primary care doctor. Your health is unique to you and your primary care doctor will first need to assess your health. After that, they will be able to make recommendations for the best treatment options.

Research conducted at Griffith University proved this from a breakthrough that came by observing abnormalities in the immune cell receptors. The abnormalities discovered are defects in the receptors. The defects are changes in the gene transcription of the receptors. This makes the receptors no longer function the way they should. The receptors are no longer able to carry calcium properly from the outside of the cell to the inside of it.

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome currently has no cure and treatment and the lack of understanding of this disease by medical practitioners has led to misdiagnosis of many patients.

  • Sleep problems
  • A sore throat
  • Sore glands that aren’t swollen
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling sick and nauseous
  • Pain in the muscles or joints
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Increased heart rate
  • Not feeing fresh after sleep
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Neurocognitive problems that include reduced concentration, loss of memory and memory problems, muscle twitchiness and clumsiness.
  • Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhoea and constipation
  • Not being able to cope up with temperature change
  • Urinary problems
  • Weight changes, sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Drop in blood pressure

Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A lot of new research is being conducted on CFS and currently, no one defined cause has been linked with it but certain factors combined are said to trigger Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The factors are:

  • Chronic or acute infection; Viral, bacterial and/or parasitic infections are found to have triggered CFS. Some of these infections are Q fever, Ross River Fever and Glandular Fever.
  • Genetic predisposition; CFS can run in families and can be passed down to you by your parents.
  • Strong physical or emotional trauma
  • Exposure to environmental pollutants, toxic chemicals or heavy metals; Idiopathic Environment Intolerance, Multiple Chemical Insensitivities and Gulf War Syndrome can trigger or overlap with CFS
  • Flu-like illness; A flu-like illness occurs in most sufferers of CFS.
  • Immune system problems; Sufferers of CFS have slight immune system problems but there isn’t enough research to prove that they can cause it.
  • Hormonal problems; People with CFS sometimes have abnormal blood levels of hormones in the adrenal glands, pituitary glands and hypothalamus.
  • Problems in the circulatory and the cardiac system
  • Problems in the neurological system
  • Biochemical abnormalities

Risk Factors of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

These factors increase the risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Women are diagnosed with CFS much more than men. Although the possible reason for this may be that men are less likely to report their symptoms.


This condition can affect you at any age but mostly affects people over the age of 40 or 50.


Some people may have difficulty managing stress or can overwork themselves. These people are at a higher risk of suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


There is no particular medication designed just for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Painkillers may be given to the patient to help them deal with chronic fatigue. Sleeping pills may be prescribed to help the patient relax. Sometimes depression can trigger CFS or CFS can trigger depression. The doctor may prescribe an antidepressant to a CFS patient to help them with the symptoms. But if you consult with our skilled professionals, you can get the best suggestions and treatments from our team.

Apart from medicine, home remedies can be used to reduce the effects of CFS. Limiting your alcohol intake could help make your insomnia better which in turn could also reduce the effects of CFS.

To avoid this syndrome, you have to create a bed routine. Going to sleep every night at the same time and waking up at the same time could help your sleep cycle. Avoid taking naps during the day.

Avoid overworking yourself and carrying out overly exertive physical exercise. Physical and emotional stress should be avoided to help stop exacerbating the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms.


Dietary changes include getting rid of food that can cause allergies and intolerances and switching to a high fibre diet which includes more vegetables and fruits.

Less amount of vitamin B is also linked with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is why CFS sufferers should increase their vitamin B intake.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also used to reduce the effects of (CBT) CFS. It can help you manage your work and your stress better.
  • People with CFS can also join support groups. Support groups are a good way to help you deal with the exhaustion of CFS.
  • Exercise can help you manage CFS. Breathing exercises and yoga is recommended for people suffering from CFS.

We at the Mojo Klinik, have a special interest and helping those that have CFS.

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