Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Calculator
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:40pm
Tiredness and feeling full of life are the two extremes that we all go through in our daily lives. But there are some people who perpetually feel tired. If you are such a person remember you may be a victim of 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'.
This strange disease affects more people than AIDS, tuberculosis or multiple sclerosis. The disease was originally termed as 'The Yuppie Flu' - as it was first noticed among the young professional women in there 20s and 30s. It was at first not treated seriously as not everyone were fond of the ' young upwardly mobile professional person (Yuppie)' who had made it big in the stock market boom in the 80's.
It was however wrongly attributed to burnout or depression as a consequence of the excess pressure. A woman's lifetime risk of developing this disorder is much greater than that of lung cancer. The relatively low awareness about this disorder means that it is more prevalent than what is perceived at the moment. It is now estimated that w omen are more prone to chronic fatigue syndrome then men and their risk is two to four times more.