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Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Real?

Thursday 21 February 2019


From Hawaiian newspaper the Star-Advertiser:




Is chronic fatigue syndrome real?

By Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, Special to the Star-Advertiser
February 13, 2019
Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

Mehmet Oz, M.D., is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D., is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Email questions to

QUESTION: My sister may have chronic fatigue syndrome, if that’s a real thing. She’s been complaining that she’s always tired, nervous and has trouble thinking clearly. She’s only 35.

Is there any way to find out what’s really going on?

— Rachel M., Buffalo, N.Y.

ANSWER: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a very real condition. Researchers at Columbia University in New York City have put together a test that delivers a diagnosis that’s 84 percent accurate.

Not that many years ago (actually, it still happens) patients who complained about extreme fatigue, anxiety and forgetfulness would get a pat on the head from their doctors, and the admonition to calm down and get some rest.

We now know that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a disabling and complex illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates it affects between 836,000 and 2.5 million Americans.


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