Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease, as the name says, which is distinguished by chronic tiredness, causing limitations in a patient’s activity over a long period of time. The peculiarity of this extreme tiredness is that there is no other underlying disease which can be taken as an explanation for it.
Chronic fatigue syndrome causes persistent fatigue or exhaustion that affects everyday life causing limitations in a patient’s activity. It is a serious condition that can cause long-term disability and illness. However the health condition of many people, especially young people and children, improves over time. The chronic tiredness doesn't get better with rest. It can even get worse with physical or mental activity. The symptoms of the condition may also arise from multiple underlying health issues.
According to the Center for Disease Control, chronic fatigue syndrome presents the following symptoms: newly occurring states of exhaustion that last longer than 6 months. They can not be connected to any type of stress and they do not improve after taking a rest. The state of exhaustion leads to limited activity. It can also lead to painful lymph nodes, muscle aches, joint pain, and headaches. Many patients report trouble of thinking, sleep that isn’t revigorating, and chronic general feelings of illness after strenuous activity.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can only be diagnosed after all other possible diseases, which the symptoms might explain, have been eliminated via a medical examination. There is no direct treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, although behavioral therapy may help to alleviate symptoms.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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