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A Pocket Guide To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Saturday 19 August 2017




Dr Rosamund Vallings
Dr Rosamund Vallings

A Pocket Guide To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Donna Duggan
August 15, 2017
© MiNDFOOD 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Dr Rosamund Vallings, author of The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME has been a lifeline for sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome, helping them manage their symptoms and understand exactly what is going on with their bodies. She talks to MiNDFOOD about the debilitating illness.

What is CFS/ME?

A neuro-immunological illness usually triggered by a viral infection, which causes abnormalities such as overactivity in the immune system – which then leads to a number of symptoms, which can often be severe enough to cause the person to be bedridden. The illness can be diagnosed after 6 months duration, but can last for years. It affects all ages groups. It affects 3-4 people per thousand.

What led to your interest and expertise in the field?

I learnt about the illness at medical school and later on got involved with some early research, which then led to my meeting a number of patients with what was then considered quite a mysterious illness. I became fascinated in this quest for understanding and treatment.


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