Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What You Need To Know About CFS/ME

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What You Need To Know About CFS/ME
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Author Megan Arroll
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Patient guide
Genre Medical
Publisher Sheldon Press
Publication date
2014
Media type print & digital
Pages 120
ISBN 978-1847093004

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What You Need To Know About CFS/ME is a book by Dr Megan Arroll with a foreword by Dr Charles Shepherd.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and an estimated one million in the USA. With a characteristic profile of severe exhaustion, flu-like symptoms, and unrefreshing sleep, it has no cure, but often improves with treatment and self-help. This book, by an expert who herself experienced chronic fatigue, presents the latest thinking on the condition, along with tried and tested advice on how to manage it.

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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue (CF) - Persistent and abnormal fatigue is a symptom, not an illness. It may be caused by depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or many other illnesses. The term "chronic fatigue" should never be confused with the disease chronic fatigue syndrome.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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