Understanding M.E. - A Guide For Friends, Family & Carers

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Understanding M.E. - A Guide For Friends, Family & Carers
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Author Hayley Green
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Carer's guide
Genre Medical
Publisher Self-published
Publication date
2015
Media type print & digital
Pages 32
ISBN 978-1507646311

Understanding M.E. - A Guide For Friends, Family & Carers is a book by Hayley Green.

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What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis? A poorly misunderstood illness for one. One that many sufferers find difficult to describe to someone who doesn't have it. Being an 'invisible' illness, makes this even more difficult. This books aims to help you, as a non-sufferer, understand the nature of the illness, in plain English.

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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.

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.

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