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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (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 CFS. But treating the symptoms and a keeping a low-key pace help improve daily life. Some people have severe fatigue and other symptoms for many years. Other names for this condition are systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

    Current as of: February 19, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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