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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Names 

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Systemic exertion intolerance disease

Description

A disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that interferes with completing normal, daily activities

Patient Groups

Prevalence

US cases: ~4 million
Source: Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health

Typical Age of onset

Can occur at any age but commonly affects people ages 40-50

Symptoms

  • Severe fatigue that is not improved by rest
  • Sleep problems
  • Post-exertional malaise (PEM), where your symptoms get worse after any physical or mental activity
  • Problems with thinking and concentrating
  • Pain
  • Dizzines

    Source: Mayo Clinic

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