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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Causes & Risks

Causes

The cause of CFS is unknown. To discover possible triggers, researchers are studying the relationship between stress, the immune system, toxins, the central nervous system, and activation of latent virus.

Central Nervous System and Organs Including Endocrine Glands

CNS and Endocrine
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Risk Factors

Data has shown that the following factors seem to be associated with the development of CFS.

  • Sex: female
  • Age: 40-59 years old. But, people of all ages can develop CFS.

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