Exercise May Help Those With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
activity and physical exercise may help ease the symptoms of fatigue in
some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), improving their
quality of life and ability to function, according to a new federal
type of exercise did not seem to matter, according to the report,
released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
which indicated that one type of exercise wasn't better than another.
also found either insufficient or inconclusive evidence to draw any
conclusions about other treatments for the condition. (Patients with
CFS sometimes are treated with immune therapy, corticosteroids,
antidepressants and other pharmacological agents or supplements, and
was conducted for AHRQ by the San Antonio Evidence-based Practice
Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
and the Veterans Evidence-based Research, Dissemination, and
Implementation Center (VERDICT). A summary of the report is available
through AHRQ's Web site at www.ahrq.gov/clinic/cfssum.htm and from the National Guideline Clearinghouse at www.guideline.gov (select NGC Resources).