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23.12.16 - Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) a Brain Disease?

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) a Brain Disease? The 2016 IACFS/ME Conference Pt. III

23.12.2016 - by Cort Johnson

Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) may be many things: an autonomic nervous system disease, or a disease involving the mitochondria, or an immune disease, but the IACFS/ME conference made one thing crystal clear – this disease effects the brain. Given the recent metabolomic findings suggesting that a low energy or hypometabolic state is present it makes sense that the most energy intensive organ of all – the brain – might  be affected. Plus, recent evidence suggesting that the brain’s immune system may be particularly affected suggests that brain might just be where it all comes together for ME/CFS.

In Part III of our 2016 IACFS/ME Fort Lauderdale Conference Overviews check out what the Conference told us about brain in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

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