Fatigue refers to a feeling of persistent tiredness, exhaustion, and lack of motivation. For many patients, fatigue is the most burdensome symptom of all. Chronic fatigue usually arises due to several causes that reinforce each other. Physical, psychological, and social factors play a significant role in fatigue.
Fatigue often occurs as an accompanying symptom in neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s. 90% of MS patients report suffering from at least mild manifestations of fatigue syndrome.
Diagnostically, we face the challenge of detecting a symptom that is hardly visible through standard clinical tests. Yet the impact of fatigue on quality of life, daily activities, work, and private life is demonstrably high. We are therefore convinced that a holistic and individualized approach involving various medical and non-medical measures is useful in effectively treating fatigue.