Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a poorly understood disease that causes exhaustion, sleep problems, thinking problems, and pain throughout the body. There is not yet a cure for ME/CFS. But treating the symptoms and keeping a low-key pace help improve daily life. Some people have severe fatigue and other symptoms for many years. Another name for this condition is systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).

Current as of: November 26, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome