Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

Category: Book
By (author): Ali, Naheed
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  MEDICAL / Holistic Medicine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 9.00in x 5.90in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that causes persistent and debilitating tiredness. The condition has no obvious cause but persists for more than six months, and patients tend to avoid activity due to constant fatigue. A wide variety of causes are thought to contribute to the condition, while the relatively low disease prevalence and lack of diagnostic criteria has made it difficult to identify and diagnose CFS. Here, Naheed Ali presents an overview of CFS, its causes, symptoms and outcomes, and the treatment options available to sufferers. He also includes information about lifestyle changes, preventative measures, and emotional and mental approaches to having the disorder. Readers will find here a ready resource for understanding CFS and the various ways of approaching it, and living well in spite of it.
From The Publisher*Chronic fatigue syndrome is a confusing and disputed disorder that affects more and more people. Here, Naheed Ali sheds light on this ill-understood and yet debilitating disorder. Readers will come away with not only a better understanding of what constitutes CFS but various ways of dealing with its symptoms.
From The Publisher*Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that causes persistent and debilitating tiredness. The condition has no obvious cause but persists for more than six months, and patients tend to avoid activity due to constant fatigue. A wide variety of causes are thought to contribute to the condition, while the relatively low disease prevalence and lack of diagnostic criteria has made it difficult to identify and diagnose CFS. Here, Naheed Ali presents an overview of CFS, its causes, symptoms and outcomes, and the treatment options available to sufferers. He also includes information about lifestyle changes, preventative measures, and emotional and mental approaches to having the disorder. Readers will find here a ready resource for understanding CFS and the various ways of approaching it, and living well in spite of it.
Review Quote*Ali, a TV talk-show guest and author of Understanding Pain (2015) and other guides for patients and caregivers focusing on lung cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, obesity, arthritis, and diabetes, now presents an in-depth look at chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). . . . Seriously comprehensive, this volume covers the basics (including CFS naming issues), the clinical picture, CFS' many faces, and various approaches toward resolution. The back matter includes a glossary; five appendixes, from clinics to further reading; copious endnotes; and a bibliography. Best for collections strong on health sciences.
Biographical NoteNaheed Ali, MD, is the author of Arthritis and You (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Understanding Lung Cancer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Understanding Celiac Disease (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and Understanding Pain (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). He has appeared as a special guest on numerous talk shows and has been quoted in many national print magazines and TV websites across the US, including Woman's World, Prevention, Whole Living, MSN.com, USAToday.com, and others.