ME/CFS is a complex and disabling disease that affects many systems of the body. These include, but are not limited to, the brain, muscles, digestive, immune and cardiac systems.
A diagnosis of ME/CFS can raise many different questions. There is often a lot of information to absorb, and advice from many different sources.
This page will provide you with information to help you understand the symptoms people living with ME/CFS experience and how they might affect their ability to participate in everyday life.
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Join Emerge Australia's Nurse Educator Kate Herbert as we dive into the basics of ME/CFS, including outdated and current understanding of ME/CFS, the importance of post-exertional malaise (PEM) in diagnosis, and management techniques such as pacing that you can use to manage life with ME/CFS.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex and disabling disease that affects many parts of the body, including the brain and muscles, digestive, immune and cardiac systems. ME is classified as a neurological disorder by the World Health Organization.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) can affect anyone of any age and background. While there is currently no diagnostic test for ME/CFS, an accurate diagnosis can be made by a doctor using accepted diagnostic criteria.
ME/CFS is a complex illness and has been misunderstood by doctors and scientists worldwide. As we move forward and learn about ME/CFS there are some important key facts Emerge Australia wants to share.
In addition to ME/CFS, it common for people living with ME/CFS to have other conditions including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and orthostatic intolerance amongst others.