Decreased oxygen uptake by muscle cells during exercise in ME/CFS

Researchers from the CFS/ME Medical Centre Amsterdam (Netherlands) have found that low oxygen uptake by muscle cells causes exercise intolerance in a majority of CFS patients. The study shows that lung or heart problems, de-conditioning or lack of effort are not likely causes of physical impairment in CFS. Instead, the authors suggest that mitochondrial problems…

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M.E. and M.S. similarities

Shared Pathways in ME and MS

A recent review by Dr Gerwyn Morris of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) and Dr Michael Maes of Deakin University (Australia) has shown that there are neuroimmune similarities between MS and ME/CFS. This further substantiates the view that ME/CFS is a neuroimmune illness and that patients with MS are immunologically primed to develop symptoms…

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The Emerging Role of Autoimmunity in ME/CFS

From Molecular Neurobiology, 2013 Sep 26, by G Morris, M Berk, P Galecki & M Maes. Research Summary from the authors: “The World Health Organization classifies myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) as a nervous system disease. Together with other diseases under the G93 heading, ME/cfs shares a triad of abnormalities involving…

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Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a drug that may help regulate a dysfunctional immune system in autoimmune diseases such as Cancers, HIV/Aids, Fibromyalgia, MS, Crohn’s etc. Many ME sufferers have reported improvement of symptoms on Low Dose Naltrexone. Find out more about this treatment at the Low Dose Naltrexone Homepage,…

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