Be M.E. Aware


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Solve ME/CFS!

ME/CFS

(Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Is much more than “fatigue”.

ME/CFS is a chronic, often severely disabling disease that affects the autonomic nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, among others. ME/CFS is unique in that it results in “…marked, rapid physical and/or cognitive fatigability in response to exertion, which may be minimal, such as activities of daily living or simple mental tasks…”* causing relapses that can last for weeks.

ME/CFS affects more than one million Americans of every age, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group.

ME/CFS costs the United States over $20 billion/year in medical/disability costs and lost productivity**.

People with ME/CFS need effective treatments so that they are no longer destined to a lifetime of disability.

What must be done:

Provide ongoing research funding on par with equally disabling illnesses such as MS. (e.g.-NIH budgets $6/ME/CFS patient for research vs. $270/MS patient for research ***.)


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