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The Times view on taking myalgic encephalomyelitis seriously: Chronic Condition (thetimes.co.uk)

Datum: 24.06.2020 Kategorie: 07 Fatigatio e.V. Autor: MKK (kanter)

ME is finally being taken seriously just as Covid threatens an increase in sufferers

It has taken a long time for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), or chronic fatigue syndrome as it is also known, to be treated with the seriousness that it deserves. This debilitating illness can afflict people of any age with symptoms that include exhaustion, extreme pain in muscles and joints, dizziness and hypersensitivity to light and sound. About 250,000 people in Britain suffer from the condition, 25 per cent of whom are completely bedridden for months or even years. Many others have been left unable to work full-time while some children have missed years of schooling. Yet there is currently no reliable way to diagnose ME, no known cure and until recently there has been precious little research into the causes of this crippling disease.

Weiterlesen unter: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-view-on-taking-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-seriously-chronic-condition-5m0dw5tv7