Key Features of Possibly the Most Underserved and Underdiagnosed Disease

March 26, 2015 3:46 PM

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Key Features of Possibly the Most Underserved and Underdiagnosed Disease

A February Institute of Medicine report said up to 91 percent of people with chronic fatigue syndrome have not been diagnosed. These people are not receiving appropriate treatments or healthcare advice. If you feel tired often, how would you know if you have this disease?

ME/CFS, myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as "chronic fatigue syndrome" or ME/CFS or a proposed new label, "systemic exertion intolerance disease," includes debilitating fatigue that is constant or recurring. This is not tired because you've had a long day. It's fatigue like you have the flu or ...

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