Can chronic fatigue syndrome have any complications?

If the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are unrecognized, it is unlikely that they will be well-managed. This can cause someone to relapse frequently into chronic fatigue syndrome, even if symptoms dissipate on their own. Studies show that severe chronic fatigue syndrome can be as hindering to someone's daily functioning as other chronic conditions such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, or heart disease. This is because symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome often appear in cycles, causing extreme fluctuations in someone's daily functionality. These fluctuations can cause a worsening or development of depression, anxiety, social isolation, missing work, or deconditioning, in which someone loses stamina for physical activity after a prolonged period of immobility.

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