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Section - 2.10 Do people die from CFS?

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Essentially, the answer is no. Little about how CFS works in our bodies wou=
ld suggest
that it could be fatal. The slowing of metabolism and the weakening of musc=
le function,
possibly including heart function, might raise some possibilities. But as a=
 general matter,
by no means should CFS be considered to be a terminal illness.

On another front, CFS in the more severe cases can be so disabling, and the=
 public
and medical understanding of the disease can be so minimal, that many peopl=
e have
seen their lives taken away through loss of job, loss of support from famil=
y and friends,
and loss of ability to take care of oneself. In the face of these vast irra=
tional and deeply
painful changes, there are many CFS patients who have taken their own lives=
=2E And so
in these cases, what was the cause of death?

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