Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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With the FDA holding a teleconference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Yourwellness Magazine explored Chronic Fatigue’s symptoms.

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ME/CFS patients and PANDORA Org will participate in the FDA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS and ME) Stakeholder teleconference on October 16th, PR Newswire reported October 10th. The article, “FDA To Hold Public Teleconference on October 16 on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Drug Development,” noted the views of Lori Chapo-Kroger, RN, president and CEO of PANDORA Org, who said, ‘Now that the FDA has a better understanding of the disease impact, as shown by their Patient Voice Report of their April meeting with patients, they need to open the drug development door wider so patients can find some relief from their suffering. To make this happen, the FDA needs to include the pharmaceutical companies and ME/CFS clinical experts in a workshop focused on developing outcome measures, what they failed to do in April.’ (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-to-hold-public-teleconference-on-october-16-on-myalgic-encephalomyelitis--chronic-fatigue-syndrome-drug-development-227250431.html)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine took a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment options for chronic fatigue syndrome. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a debilitating condition which can’t simply be cured by sleeping more. Mental and physical activities can make your symptoms worse, and when you’re intense fatigue can’t be attributed to a specific cause, your GP may classify your condition as CFS. This is a controversial condition, as the medical industry is still determining how to diagnose it. It is deemed a definitive condition though, with unknown causes that researchers are still looking into.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/10/are-you-suffering-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/#sthash.iZ8YvjU9.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine explained that the most common symptom is fatigue, but in order to be diagnosed with CFS the fatigue needs to have lasted for at least six months. Other symptoms include loss of concentration, muscle pain, headaches, feeling unrefreshed after sleep, frequent sore throat, tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, and multi-joint pain without swelling or redness. Yourwellness Magazine added that the most common treatment is to make lifestyle changes. To find out more, visit the gateway to living well at http://www.yourwellness.com.

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