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For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn’t Better

Nancy Klimas, M.D.

Nancy Klimas, M.D.

At least a million people in the US are affected by the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. According to NPR (National Public Radio), health organizations are emphasizing that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious long-term illness, not a psychological disorder, and that standard forms of exercise do not help. Instead, they’re acknowledging that exercise can make the disease much worse unless doctors and patients are very careful.

In a recent interview with NPR, Nancy Klimas, M.D., NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine said, “If a doctor sends a patient to the gym to do endurance exercise, that’s going to be a disaster. Doctors do that all the time, and these patients get much, much worse.”

 

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