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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Very Real Condition - Here's What You Need To Know

Wednesday 12 June 2019


From Australian television program The Daily Edition:


Ryan Phelan and Sally Obermeder
The Daily Edition hosts Ryan Phelan and Sally Obermeder.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a very real condition - here's what you need to know

Digital Staff
The Daily Edition
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
© The Daily Edition.

Most of us are guilty of complaining we're tired, but few of us know the reality of extreme exhaustion.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a neuro-immune condition that can range from mild to severe, and can cause profound disability.


Symptoms of CFS can include sleep disruption, widespread pain, memory loss, dizziness, recurrent flu-like symptoms, bloating or IBS, or sensitivities to food and medication.

RELATED: Former 'Home and Away' star Kylie Watson gets candid about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"When people have MECFS, what most people are really surprised to hear is that about 25 per cent of people with it are either housebound or bed-bound," said CEO of Emerge Australia Dr Heidi Nicholl.

"It's a chronic, complex condition, and people can be unwell for a really long time, with an array of symptoms."

Previously, there had been debate about whether MECFS was real - but research has legitimised the condition.


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