ISBN 9781865084077,Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Better Ways of Managing Your Lifestyle)

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Better Ways of Managing Your Lifestyle)



Allen And Unwin

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9781865084077

ISBN-10 1865084077


Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)

Health & Fitness

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), afflicts increasing numbers of people from a diversity of backgrounds. Yet this illness is till, at times, unfairly labelled as being 'all in the mind' or 'the yuppie flu'. Dr Jackson writes with first-hand experience about the hardships, frustrations and uncertainties facing sufferers of CFS, a disease which is also mystifying to most GPs, especially at its onset when a bewildering array of symptoms can make diagnosis difficult. In this informative and sympathetic guide written for CFS sufferers their families, friends and doctors, many different aspects of CFS are dealt with in an easy-to-read style. The current thoughts on aetiology, symptoms and diagnosis of CFS are discussed, as well as the important aspects of coping with the illness and treating its symptoms. Dr Jackson suggests positive ways of managing a markedly altered lifestyle and includes case histories to provide insight into the experience of others. He stresses the importance of diet and exercise and discusses alternative medicine and meditation. If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with this illness, you'll find Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome offers useful and optimistic advice on how to cope with CFS on the journey back to good health. About Author: Dr Alastair Jackson was a busy and successful general practitioner with twenty years' experience when he became ill and was diagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). He reluctantly retired and faced a two-year period of coping with the remissions and relapses of a condition which, at that time, was little understood and poorly documented.