Health Experts: Need to Redefine Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


A recently published report reveals that chronic fatigue syndrome is a real disease. It can affect people’s personal and professional lives to a great extent. Hence, people should take it more seriously like other diseases.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes extreme fatigue. This fatigue is pretty different from the ordinary exhaustions. It is not an easy task for patients to get rid of it. It can last for several days and affects your daily routine. The most prominent symptoms of the disease are: memory issues; severe pain in joints; sleep issues and a sore throat.

As per the latest report from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, around 2.5 million people in America suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome.

Recently, a group of fifteen health experts at The Institute of Medicine gathered to coin a new name for the disease. They believe that chronic fatigue syndrome does not signify all its features. Thus, it is essential to give a new name that explains the disease completely.

Peter Rowe, one of the 15 health experts discussed the new name in detail. He informs that the new name, systemic exertion intolerance, completely describe each and every characteristic of the illness.

Additionally, researchers think that health professionals should try hard to find new and more appropriate ways to diagnose the chronic disease. It is unfair that patients have to visit from one doctor to another in order to get proper treatment.

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