Who gets chronic fatigue syndrome?
|Who gets chronic fatigue syndrome?||Darrell Miller||12/10/05|
December 10, 2005 02:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Who gets chronic fatigue syndrome?
A. CFS is more common that you might expect. It strikes people of all ages, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Approximately 800,000 people nationwide have CFS and over six million have fibromyalgia at any given time.
It is important to stress that CFS is a real illness; it is not “just in your head.” Unfortunately, sufferers of CFS may find that many healthcare practitioners discount the symptoms of this illness or misdiagnose it as another disease. This can lead to additional emotional suffering.