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Chronic fatigue syndrome

fatiga crónica tratamiento Vall d'Hebron

Although there is no treatment to cure chronic fatigue syndrome, a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach can help to improve patients’ quality of life. The aim is to reduce the symptoms of the condition and the chronic problems associated with it in order to overcome possible limitation in daily life.

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A multidisciplinary therapeutic approach for patients with CFS should be based on four key elements:

 

  • General information about the condition (including sleep hygiene and advice on nutrition)
  • Gradually increasing aerobic exercise, according to tolerance
  • These measures should be tailored to the individual's personal characteristics and the evolutionary stages of the clinical condition.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Pharmacological treatment of the main symptoms and related comorbidities. These measures may help most patients, although individual responses may vary widely.
 
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