World Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Day 2017

This day is used to make the public aware of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is more than just fatigue. It is a serious, debilitating medical condition. Individuals with CDS experience various problems including pain in the muscles and joints, tender lymph nodes, headaches, prolonged, extreme exhaustion following physical or mental activity and many other symptoms.

CFS is a real medical condition. There is no known cause or cure for CFS, but scientists have identified numerous biological abnormalities in CFS patients. CFS is not psychological in origin. Medical studies have proven CFS is not “all in the head”, laziness or a mental disorder.

CFS can be treated. Physicians can help improve a patient’s quality of life by treating symptoms such as sleep disorders, pain and gastrointestinal difficulties.

Source :http://www.gov.za/speeches/world-chronic-fatigue-and-immune-dysfunction-syndrome-day-2017-16-nov-2016-0941

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