The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME: Key Facts and Tips for Improved Health
The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME: Key Facts and Tips for Improved Health is a book by New Zealander Dr. Rosamund Vallings.
|Publisher||Calico Publishing Ltd.|
|Media type||print & digital|
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This concise and easy-to-read book will help anyone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME manage their illness and improve their overall wellbeing.
It explains how CFS/ME is diagnosed and the different ways it may affect the body, so that people with CFS/ME will be able to more actively take charge of their health and create the best chance for recovery.
- Based on sound medical research
- Written by world-renowned authority on CFS/ME
- Strategies for dealing with specific symptoms
- Managing sleep
- Easing back into exercise
- Eating optimally for recovery
- Dealing with work and education issues
- Talking to others about CFS/ME, including the doctor
- Caring for CFS/ME sufferers, including the severely ill
- Latest research and search for a cure.
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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.
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.