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Aug 17, 2007
Did you know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is sometimes referred to by other names? Two of the most common are myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) While CFS is often known to impair the immune system, it also affects the central nervous system (CNS) and a variety of other body systems and organs.

Did you know that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness defined by both "profound" as well as "prolonged" exhaustion? As opposed to the normal and occasional feelings of tiredness, individuals with CFS do not get better simply by getting the usual amount of sleep and rest. At the same time, sleep and rest are about all they can do. When no other sicknesses or health conditions can be found to bring about extreme tiredness, CFS is often considered to be the culprit.

Did you know that it is estimated that more than 800,000 individuals suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome? At the same time, are you aware that of those 800,000 people, less than 10% have been properly diagnosed? Some researchers believe as many as 20% of all people suffering with CFS have been diagnosed. Nevertheless, compared to other diseases, this lack of correct diagnosis is a shockingly low percentage. The remaining 80-90% of people that do not receive adequate care for their condition is, as may be expected, extremely high.

Did you know that chronic fatigue syndrome is three times more prevalent in women than in men? Some researchers are now arriving at the conclusion CFS is as high as four times more prevalent in females than in males. Among women, chronic fatigue syndrome is a great deal more common than media spotlighted diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and HIV.

Did you know that the most common age for a person to develop chronic fatigue syndrome is middle age? A majority of cases diagnosed are of individuals between the ages of 40 and 49.

Did you know that there has not been any one specific cause that has been isolated to explain why chronic fatigue syndrome occurs? CFS has been known to show up after a person has gotten over a cold, the flu or any other type of viral infection. In other instances, CFS begins when a person is suffering from a great deal of emotional or physical stress. Sometimes the disease appears all of the sudden and it is intense. Other individuals experience a slower progression of the disease, with no obvious point of origin.

Did you know that bacterial infections have, at times, been proposed as a possible cause to explain chronic fatigue syndrome? The most common bacterial infections modern medicine has come across have all taken their turn as suspect. These include tick-borne bacterial diseases such as Lyme disease and air-borne Q fever. Sexually transmitted diseases such as, Chlamydia, brucella, and mycoplasma have also been considered possible causes of CFS . Some food/water -borne bacterial organisms once believed to cause CFS include E coli, Campylobacter jejuni, salmonella, Clostridium botulinum, shigella, cholera, ciguatera, Listeria monocytogenes, toxoplasma, and Yersinia enterocolitica.

Did you know that parasitic infections have also been hypothesized as causes of CFS ? These parasites include tapeworms, flatworms, Giardia, cyclospora cayetanensis, E histolytica, trichinella spiralis and cryptosporidium parvum. Fungal infections, such as chronic yeast infections of Candida albicans have also been considered as being causative agents of CFS.

These are only a few facts about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It is a serious problem and should be taken seriously.
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Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
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