Children And Families Need More Support Over Chronic Fatigue, Says ME Charity



By Chris Ord  in The Oxford Post.


AN OXFORD mother has backed a charity’s calls for more support for children in the county suffering from the chronic fatigue condition ME.

Iona Fabian from Aston has said doctors, schools and social services must be more informed over the condition which has affected her 20-year-old daughter, Zoe, for the last eight years.

In a recent report, Oxfordshire ME Group for Action (OMEGA) found that medical professionals were often poorly trained in recognising the condition and as a result were unable to offer appropriate support and treatment.

ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a disorder where extreme fatigue or tiredness doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition.

It is thought to affect an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide, according to the charity Action for ME.


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