An Article in ‘About Health’ By Adrienne Dellwo, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Expert.
It’s common for multiple people in one family to have fibromyalgia (FMS) and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS). So does that mean it’s genetic?
Not exactly. In a genetic disease, if you inherit the responsible gene(s) from your parent, you have (or later develop) the disease. It’s just a matter of having that gene. That’s not how it works with these conditions.
Most experts believe that FMS and ME/CFS are related to a genetic predisposition, which means that certain genes increase a person’s risk of developing a given condition, but they don’t make it a foregone conclusion.
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