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Scientific Study Reveals Severe Level Of Disability Caused By ME

Sunday 18 March 2018

 

From news outlet Ekklesia:

 

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Scientific study reveals severe level of disability caused by ME

By agency reporter
March 17, 2018

A misunderstood disease wrongly labelled make-believe by some GPs is more devastating to sufferers than multiple sclerosis, a new scientific study has found.

More than 250,000 people in the UK have ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), which manifests as unrelenting fatigue and profound pain. The condition, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has no known cure and is made worse by exertion.

Sufferers are often confined to their beds, unable to walk, and need help even to shower – an action that could then lay them low for hours, days, weeks or longer.

But, despite the illness being recognised as a neurological condition by the World Health Organisation, patients are often branded hysterical, hypochondriac or even lazy. Many ME sufferers report having to give up employment and tell of a struggle to obtain benefits.

Now a study shows that people with ME can be more disabled than those who suffer from multiple sclerosis, a similar but recognised illness that affects more than 100,000 in the UK.

The paper, Functional Status and Well-Being in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, was published in Pharmacoeconomics – Open.

 

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