CFS Owen Sound

CFS Owen Sound - CFS or also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the term used to be able to identify a medical illness that is typified by persistent fatigue. Often, this fatigue is accompanied by different certain indications. These illnesses may last upwards of 6 months and are not usually relieved by resting. The condition is likewise not caused by various medical circumstances and are not due to ongoing effort. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is likewise known as post-viral fatigue syndrome or PVFS and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or ME. There are several other terms utilized to describe this too.

The World Health Organization classifies this under Diseases of the Nervous System, even though the origin of CFS remains unknown. There are many physiological and psychological factors that can affect the development and maintenance of signs. Presently, there is no diagnostic laboratory test or biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

There are many symptoms of this condition consisting of: widespread joint and muscle pain, post-exertion malaise, un-refreshing sleep, cognitive difficulties, sore throat and often severe mental and physical exhaustion. People who are dealing with CFS may complain of an increased sensitivity to light, smells and sounds. Different symptoms of CFS include: digestive disturbances, depression, muscle weakness orthostatic intolerance and cardiac and respiratory problems. It is unknown whether these signs are produced by an underlying etiology of CFS or if they represent co-morbid conditions. CFS tends to affect women rather than men. It is uncommon amongst children or adolescents. Individuals who do experience CFS describe their lifestyle as "uniquely and particularly disrupted."


The CDC in the United States, requires two of the following criteria to be fulfilled before utilizing the definition of CFS. The initial criteria is that the onset of unexplained, persistent fatigue is not alleviated or aided by rest alone and is not related to effort, exertion which has caused by the reduction in prior activity levels. Next, 4 or more of the following signs that last 6 months or longer: myalgia or muscle pain, recurring or frequent sore throat, un-refreshing sleep, new headaches or those of greater severity, post-exertion malaise, impaired memory or impaired concentration, tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes.

The following are just a few of the common indications of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: brain fog, chronic cough, chest pain, night sweats or chills, abdominal pain, irritable bowel, bloating or diarrhoea, nausea; sensitivities or allergies to foods, alcohol, chemicals, noise, or medications; visual disturbances comprising sensitivity to light, dry eyes, blurring or eye pain; psychological problems comprising anxiety, mood swings, irritability, panic attacks or depression.

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Owen Sound is Canadian city known for its beauty, natural landscape, and strong sense of community. The city of Owen Sound is the county seat of Grey County, in Southwestern Ontario. With a population of 21,000, the city of Owen Sound is considered a small city.

The city of Owen Sound is located at the mouths of the Sydenham and Pottawatomi Rivers, on an inlet of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, giving the city a striking quality. Owen Sound City was incorporated more than one hundred fifty years ago. Particular events, like for instance a 10-day Homecoming, were held in the year 2007 to celebrate.

The City of Owen Sound was named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, and during the year 2005 became a National Communities in Bloom champion. Owen Sound City hosts numerous cultural events, such as the Festival of Northern Lights (a Christmas lights festival) and the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival. Established in the year 1977 and held every month of August, Summerfolk attracts more than 4,000 visitors annually to Kelso Beach Park on the Georgian bay shores. The folk festival is well-known for its crafts and high quality performances. Musicians like for instance Valdy, Leahy, The Rankins and Natalie MacMaster played there before being commercially successful. Gowan, Rik Emmett, Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers and Blue Rodeo are among the more popular names to have graced Summerfolk stages. The Main stage features a memorial to Stan Rogers.

Professional live concerts and theatre are popular in Owen Sound City. The Owen Sound Little Theatre owns the city's 400-seat Roxy.The Youth Theatre Coalition is likewise active, presenting concert, musical and theatrical productions run by youth, for youth. A Novel Marathon is the city's fund raiser for the Adult Literacy Program of the Owen Sound and North Grey Public Library.   More