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Nice piece - they picked this up, what a year ?, after it was published -but they picked it up and spread the news.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic fatigue syndromeCFS) is an incapacitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest; in addition, it may be aggravated by physical or mental activity. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, and insomnia; all of these can impact participation in daily activities.
The authors concluded that menstrual abnormalities, endometriosis, pelvic pain, hysterectomy, and early/surgical menopause were all associated with CFS. They recommended that healthcare providers should be aware of the association between common gynecologic problems and CFS in women. In addition, they recommended that further research should be conducted to determine whether these conditions contribute to the development and/or perpetuation of CFS in some women.