Impacts of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (otherwise known as the CDC) they have reported that anywhere between 1 and 4 million people have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Then on top of that, 80% of all cases are currently undiagnosed.  This debilitating illness could have a yearly impact on the economy of 9 billion dollars.

Even though Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and those it affects has such a large toll on the economic impact on this country and it’s prevalence in society, research for CFS to find a cure for Chronic Fatigue ranks low on all federally funded programs.  Chronic Fatigue Research ranks in the bottom 200 of all research on disease and conditions in the United States.

Since the first cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome being diagnosed over 25 years ago, there has been little advancements in treatment, how to identify it.  Doctors have still yet to be taught how to properly diagnose this condition properly without mistaking it one for one of the many illnesses it seems to appear as based on the varying amount of Chronic Fatigue Symptoms.

There are also similarities between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and some of the symptoms that people have coming back from the Gulf War in Iraq.  These symptoms are the result of low levels of radiation exposure and those near coal mining operations.  But one thing that does seem clear is that shocks to the body, primarily the immune, endocrine and neurological systems, can contribute to chronic fatigue.  It is similar to the human body not being able to withstand it, and having it shutdown as a result of the stresses.

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