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Fatigue (cont.)

Fatigue Prognosis

Generally, the prognosis for fatigue is good, because many of the causes are relatively easy to treat. However, the prognosis decreases if the person has difficulty in complying with treatments or has underlying conditions (for example, advanced diabetes or COPD) that are severe and slowly progress.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery

REFERENCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
<http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/general/diagnosis/index.html

Davis, MP, Walsh, D. Mechanisms of fatigue. J. Support. Oncol., 8:164-174, 2010>

MedicineNet.com. Fatigue.
<http://www.medicinenet.com/fatigue/article.htm>


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/11/2015
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