The City of York is supporting ME awareness week, as a result of a recent Liberal Democrat motion to kick-start an awareness campaign on the issue.
Over this week, York’s historic city walls and Clifford’s Tower will be lit up every night until the 13thMay to show support for The York ME Community, who work to raise awareness of the disease.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms and affects 250,000 people in the UK. The most common symptom is extreme exhaustion, due to the energy production system of the body being severely affected. This exhaustion can be caused by the slightest physical or mental exertion.
People with ME can have other symptoms, including; sleep problems, headaches, problems concentrating and fast or irregular heartbeats. It can affect the cognitive function, mobility, speech, concentration and things such as light and sound can be extremely debilitating
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