What We Do and Why We Do It
More than 1.25 Million people in the UK live with ME/CFS and Long Covid which represents a real health crisis. These can be life-changing and indiscriminate medical conditions that prevent adults and children from functioning normally. They prevent or restrict the ability to work or go to school, and inevitably lead to a lower quality of life. ME/CFS and Long Covid share many symptoms in common but also some differences.
Up to 50 per cent of people with Long Covid are now believed to meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS. There are no effective drug treatments at this time, but convalescence and appropriate self-management can help stabilise and improve functional ability. While complete recovery from ME/CFS is rare, we don’t yet know enough about the prognosis for people with Long Covid.
We have produced a booklet that explains more about the ME Association, what we do, and why we do it. You can downloaded it for free from the link below: