Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic; fatigue; syndrome; ;
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an illness which causes severe, disabling fatigue (tiredness) after physical and mental activity, far beyond what is usually felt. Resting and sleeping will help for a while, but even when people get 'enough' sleep, they still feel tired and get exhausted quickly. Sometimes the pattern of health problems that are called chronic fatigue syndrome are called Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
To find out more about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis have a look at this topic on the Better Health Channel
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