What's this ME/CFS thing anyway?

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS, is a devastating multi-system disease that causes dysfunction of the neurological, immune, endocrine and energy metabolism systems.

In short, ME/CFS is a chronic condition that causes a substantial loss of physical and cognitive functioning within a wide spectrum of severity. ME/CFS does not discriminate—people of any age, race, or socio-economic position can acquire the disease. However, an estimated 75-85% of patients are women.

Why is it so important for people to know about this disease? It's often missing from medical school curriculum, despite its prevalence, leaving many to go years—or even decades—undiagnosed. Significantly, the earlier the diagnosis, the better the overall outcome.

Visit the following sites to learn more:

The ME Action Network
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Please encourage your own physicians to learn more! They can received FREE Continuing Medical Education credit through an Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) approved program in affiliation with the film Unrest. Details here.

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