Study funds chronic fatigue syndrome among kids. According to the research, the kids missed out some of the lessons in school weekly, because they always go home after ½ of the day.

Understanding CFS according to experts

The CFS or Chronic fatigue syndrome is better known as the myalgic encephalomyelitis, this is for a condition that is categorized by a severe type of tiredness that shows no development even with bed rest and which may be aggravated by a physical or a mental effort. In America, anyone is being diagnosed with CFS for the past 6 months, but that is not because of any other condition associated with fatigue.

They should also have at least 4-8 signs that may include not relaxing sleep, muscle pain, headache and repeated sore throat.  In the UK alone, people suffer from chronic fatigue that may last for three months or so which is also a sign of CFS upon diagnosis. The CDC has just said that more than 1M of the people in the US alone suffers from CFS. This condition is more prominent among women than in men and people during their 40s-50s are more prone to it than those who are younger or older.

Kids with CFS miss ½ day of school weekly

In the study made and published in a journal, they have estimated the recurrence of the CFS among kids aged 16 years old. They have also studied the details of the 5,700 kids who were part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of the Parents and Kids better known as the Kids of 1990s.  The study has enrolled more than 14,000 pregnant mothers in 1991 to 1992 and then it will go on to study the health of the mothers, the spouses and the kids as well.

The truth behind CFS

The infections, low blood pressure, dysfunction of the immune system along with the deficiency in nutrients are just some of the possible causes of CFS.  It is not yet clear what really causes the primary sign of CFS which is severe tiredness.  However, there are some researches that say having a physical activity can help in managing the signs of CFS.

What you must know about CFS

Particularly, Dr. Collin along with his colleagues have checked about the information coming from the questionnaires that were filled up by the parents along with the kids, which revealed any incident of unexplained severe fatigue. Moreover, the researchers used some data coming from the National Pupil Database to conduct some study about the number of absences the kids have missed through the year because of CFS. As a whole, the kids have estimated that 1.9% of the 16 year old kids were affected by the CFS that lasted for ½ a year, but around 3% had CFS that lasts for three months or so.