Too exhausted to sleep, too tired to stay awake.

What is the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Check-up?

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Check-up is a set of tests which screen for viral infections, changes in hormones, and vitamin and chemical element deficiencies associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Check-up includes the following tests: full blood count, vitamin B12, urinary selenium, urinary zinc, folic acidblood iron, transferrin, haemoglobin electrophoresis, Varicella Zoster (VZV) antibody screening, cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA screening in urine, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA screening in blood or oral rinse.

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a rare complex disorder which affects adults between the ages of 40 and 50, predominantly women. Affected individuals have persistent fatigue for at least six months which is not relieved by rest, plus various coexisting associated symptoms, such as muscle and joint pain, pharyngitis and headaches.

The main causes include:

  • viral infections
  • hormone changes
  • impairment of the immune system

Depending on the case, the therapeutic approach to chronic fatigue syndrome may include the administration of low-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, moderate physical activity, cognitive-behavioural therapy, a balanced diet possibly with vitamin supplements, and rest and relaxation.

How is the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Check-up carried out?

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Check-up requires a collection of venous blood and a morning urine sample.

Where is the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Check-up done?

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Check-up can be carried out in all Lifebrain centres. Find your nearest Lifebrain centre on www.lifebrain.it