Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Disability?

Well, talk about a loaded question! The very word disability has different meanings and connotations to different people. It also has different definitions depending on whether you’re talking medically or legally. Some Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) sufferers believe their illness is a disability, but that they are not disabled themselves. Others feel that CFS impairs their daily life, but is not actually a disability.
South Africa signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities over 20 […]


Symptoms Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was once a very misunderstood illness. Initially referred to as ‘Yuppie Flu,” this debilitating syndrome was overlooked for years as simply “being tired” from working too hard for too long. Thankfully, however, it is now appreciated as legitimate and severe illness. As its name implies, one of the most common symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is extreme tiredness. There are, however, many other symptoms too.
Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS is a long-term illness characterised […]


Causes Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a vastly misunderstood illness, yet it affects upwards of 20 million people worldwide. Also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), CFS is a condition that affects the immune and nervous systems. It occurs far more frequently in women than men, and can significantly impact on sufferers’ quality of life.
“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is characterised by an inability to function due to an extreme energy deficit,” says Dr Zaher Nahle, vice president for research and scientific […]