Apparently these conditions are now reaching epidemic proportions worldwide especially in the Western World. Some say it could be as high as 1% in any population.
One of the hardest thing about these conditions as far as a medical practitioner is concerned is not just having little to offer treatment wise, but also the lack of proper tests to arrive at the correct diagnosis in the first place.
They are now looking into the “Hypothalamitis” which is responsible for homoeostasis – which keeps everything in a balanced equilibrium of health. It does this by being involved in an intricate feedback mechanism whereby physiological changes within the whole body are relayed back to the “Hypothalamitis” and it makes the necessary alterations in hormone secretion and signals to counteract those effects.
Although the gland is barely pea-sized its role is the most important. “Hypothalamitis” means an inflamed gland which signals the body to go into overdrive. The effects of this is basically to overdrive our systems and not respond to their requests (through the feedback mechanism) for rest – thus resulting in a nerve-ending state of extreme overwork with all the symptoms associated with this ie symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia.
Early attempts to treat cases of CFS, ME and FM were doomed to failure as everyone said it was in your 'head'.
This was never going to make you feel better as the conditions are not psychological but physical and therefore arise within the 'body' and not the psyche.
Proper diagnosis and treatment for these Syndrome's are a long way from being diagnosed and treated right yet, but with so many people suffering from it, it should not be to long before they come up with an accurate form of diagnosis for each of them.