Sunday, December 26, 2010

Department of Health: ME is a debilitating, destructive illness


ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is classified as a disease of the nervous system. This hidden epidemic is a debilitating, destructive illness where one in four people who suffer from the disease are housebound or bedbound.

The report also recommends training doctors on how to spot and manage the illness.

Classic signs of ME are often confused with a bad dose of flu. However, this can quickly develop into severe muscle and joint pain often leaving patients housebound.

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