Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a disorder that affects over 4 million people annually in the United States, with 90% of those patients being women. The main symptom is widespread aching and pain in muscles, tendons, and joints throughout the body, but more specifically located around the spine region. People with fibromyalgia usually have a myriad of symptoms that accompany widespread pain. Chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, and gastrointestinal issues are the more common symptoms that are associated with fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is one of the common autoimmune diseases that affect more than 1 million Americans each year, and the cause is unknown. There is not a single test to confirm a diagnosis of CFS. Some theories that are associated with CFS consist of causes due to chronic mitochondrial dysfunction, viral infections, immune system impairment, and hormonal imbalances.