in The Press And Journal. (Published 30 Jan 2018).
It’s an illness which affects more than 20,000 people in Scotland. And yet there is not a single specialist in the country to deal with patients who suffer from ME – myalgic encephalomyelitis.
This condition is a debilitating neuro-immune disease which leaves those afflicted unable to work or even carry out basic everyday tasks. It causes profound tiredness and can lead to cognitve impairment.
It strikes indiscriminately, often devastating people who have led previously healthy and active lives.
Yet there are still those who refuse to believe the evidence which has been assembled by the charity MEAction and other UK-wide groups.
In which light, the organisation has decided to step up its efforts to demand better treatment and awareness of the illness from Scotland’s politicians and those in the medical profession.
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