Systemic exertion intolerance disease is an illness that affects multiple systems of the body. The "exertion intolerance" aspect of the name refers to the most prevalent symptom of the disorder, which is called post-exertional malaise. This means that people with this condition suffer severe fatigue and an overall heightening in the symptoms experienced after even mild exertion. Some patients with SEID can tolerate mild or moderate activity while others are not even able to take care of their basic needs.
Symptoms of SEID may also include brain fog or difficulty with thinking and concentrating, pain, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. Causes of SEID are typically triggered by infections, mental and physical stress, or immune system changes. The illness can affect children and adults of all ages.
At Holtorf Medical Group, our approach to SEID targets the root cause of symptoms. Contact us today to see how we can help you!