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The Science Behind Exercise Intolerance and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted Apr 11 2009 1:00am

post-exertional malaise

The Science Behind Exercise Intolerance and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The debate over the idea that exercise can help a patient with CFS, has caused many sufferers of this disease countless frustrations. As a patient myself, I can say that hearing a doctor claim that your symptoms will be better if you just push through the fatigue and begin to exercise regularly, is enough to make you want to scream.

Nobody tells a person with a broken leg, to just walk on it until it feels better. Or a person with lactose intolerance, to just drink milk until they don’t feel sick anymore. But for some reason, many doctors feel they need to tell patients with CFS that exercise will cure their fatigue, or the lack of exercise is what has caused it. It’s really infuriating.

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post-exertional malaise

The Science Behind Exercise Intolerance and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The debate over the idea that exercise can help a patient with CFS, has caused many sufferers of this disease countless frustrations. As a patient myself, I can say that hearing a doctor claim that your symptoms will be better if you just push through the fatigue and begin to exercise regularly, is enough to make you want to scream.

Nobody tells a person with a broken leg, to just walk on it until it feels better. Or a person with lactose intolerance, to just drink milk until they don’t feel sick anymore. But for some reason, many doctors feel they need to tell patients with CFS that exercise will cure their fatigue, or the lack of exercise is what has caused it. It’s really infuriating.

Read the rest of this entry »

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