Did you know that about 90-95% of the world’s population are carriers of Epstein Barr Virus? Just looking at how common the disease is, we realize how important it is to understand its symptoms and possible treatment. Most of the time, the virus just stays dormant in your body because your immune system works effectively to keep it under control.
However, when your immune system weakens, whether it is because of stress, or another illness, the EBV can break free and multiple, causing a period of reactivation. Given how common the infection is, it’s better to have a good understanding of the symptoms of a reactivation period in order to protect yourself and keep everything under control. As you age and your immune system gets weaker, the possibility of an EBV outbreak increases. EBV causes many symptoms that are commonly shared with other illnesses, making it hard to detect the root cause of the problem.
1. Fatigue or Malaise
Unexplained prolonged fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of EBV reactivation. If you have been feeling tired because you are not getting enough sleep, it’s understandable. However, if you feel like you have been leading a rather healthy lifestyle with a selective diet, but you just feel tired and low energy all the time for no apparent reason, it’s time to look into the root cause of the problem.
Many conditions have fatigue as one of their symptoms, so do not jump to a conclusion if you experience unexplained fatigue. For most people, the condition could last for weeks, but in many cases, it lasts for more than 6 months. You will not be able to function properly when it hits you, because of the low energy level you have. You may try a different medication, but nothing seems to work. If you have gone to the doctor, and he still doesn’t know the real cause of the issue, ask him about the possibility of an EBV test.