Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thankfully, it is hard for most people to imagine a tiredness and weakness of body that would keep one confined to a bed. There are people today who have lived a very active lifestyle for years and have suddenly found themselves burdened by a feeling of bodily weariness they never knew was possible. It all happens so swiftly and surprisingly that many are terrified by these changes taking place. CFS, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome, is this illness characterized

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Nervous System Involvement

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Nervous System Involvement Upon concluding my neurobiology course, I spent some time reflecting on what I've learned about the nervous system and its functions. I thought about how much progress has been made in the last couple of decades alone in defining and understanding certain aspects of neuronal functions, and must admit that I am very impressed. However, there is still so much we don't know about this area, and nowhere has this notion proved more true than

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What It Is and My Own Personal Struggle

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What It Is and My Own Personal Struggle Everyone, especially college students (and their professors), gets a little worn out sometimes. Even weeks before vacations begin, students start counting down the days until they get to finally sleep in and forget about the stresses of life for awhile. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, however, is vastly different. It is a debilitating disorder that can prohibit the sufferer from accomplishing even the most basic, everyday tasks. The

  • Fibromyalgia - Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

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    persons with fibromyalgia, the neurochemical “Substance P” is produced in large quantities, and so the brain thinks that the body is in a greater pain than it actually is. Fibromyalgia is not a disease, as it does not degenerate the body, but a syndrome - a collection of symptoms, which fail to satisfy the criteria of disease. The central nervous system becomes over sensitized in Fibromyalgic persons due to a phenomenon called “wind up” in which the FM person experiences a longer and greater pai

  • Burn Out and Fatigue in the Work Related Environment

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    Forming an understanding of fatigue and burnout on the job of delivering commodities cross-country is the focus herein. The discoveries from research conducted on fatigue have provided insight into additional concerns regarding the health of humanity. The process and development of how fatigue relates to the personal self when working under conditions of exertion are very important. When driving over-the-road (OTR) cross-country under a tight delivery schedule period I had stressful experiences

  • Malaria Disease and Hepatitis C

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    Malaria is a common disease in a hot tropical area and it affects about 300 million people worldwide. There are four types of parasites that cause malaria in humans. Among the types of species Plasmodium falciparum is most common in Africa region and it can cause deadly form of disease. The Plasmodium vivax which is the second type of species is not life-threatening form of malaria. Plasmodium ovale also causes malaria. The system malaria affect most is the immune system. Malaria undergoes a complex

  • M.E. and FMS

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    M.E. and FMS M.E is a chronic illness that affects the body systems and their functioning. The changes seem to affect the nervous system, immune system and other body systems. The illness can also cause profound exhaustion, muscle pain, problems with mental functioning such as memory loss and poor concentration, malaise and other symptoms. The term M.E. originally stood for ‘myalgic encephalomyelitis’. This literally means muscle pain (myalgic) and inflammation of the brain and spinal

  • The Effects and Treatments of Fibromyalgia

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    Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome and fibromyositis, is a chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, socially, and mentally. It can affect any area of the body and affects multiple areas. This disorder is most common in women, but it can also affect men and children of all ethnic groups. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of twenty and fifty. People who have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, or Spinal Arthritis have an increased risk of developing Fibromyalgia. This

  • Overtraining In Athletic Training

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    Introduction The goal of any athletic training is to provide sufficient training loads that improve and athlete’s performance ( Meeusen, 2006, p.1) Due to training methods, athletes will experience minor fatigue and acute decline of performance (Halson, 2004, p.967). Creative new training methods, developed by coaches, athletes and sport scientists, are aimed to help improve the quality and quantity of athletic training ( Kellmann, 2010, p.1). However, these methods have encountered a consistent

  • The Gulf War Syndrome

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    Gulf War Syndrome The use of chemical weapons in warfare is currently being debated. Organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) create a set of rules for international countries to follow for the development, production, selling, and usage of chemical weapons. The WHO created a manual that helps prepare countries for terrorist attacks with chemical warfare. They investigate areas exposed to chemical attacks, such as the Gulf War Syndrome, also known as the Gulf War Illness (GWI)