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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - the invisible illness

WHAT IS CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME?

It is estimated that approximately 17 million people worldwide are affected by CFS. Young adults are more commonly affected, with a peak age of onset between 20-40 years. Women are 2-4 times more likely than men to be diagnosed.

The main symptom is fatigue that is consistent and intense enough to reduce normal daily activities by at least 50% for a minimum of six months.

Other symptoms associated with CFS include headaches, sore throat, non-refreshing sleep, postexertional fatigue, impaired memory, attention or concentration, muscle pain,

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