Tag Archives: immune system

Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system & elastase activation in ME/CFS

Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system and elastase activation in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a secondary analysis of experimental comparative studies, by Andrea Polli, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Mira Meeus, Luc Lambrecht,  Jo Nijs, Kelly Ickmans in Scandinavian Journal of Pain [Published Online: 2018-10-16] Research abstract: Background and aims: … Continue reading

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CFS and the immune system

Review summary: Chronic fatigue syndrome and the immune system: Where are we now?, by Fane Kojo Fosu Mensaha, Amolak Singh Bansal, Brian Ford, Geraldine Cambridge in Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology [Available online 12 April 2017] Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterised by multiple … Continue reading

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Vitamin D could boost the immune system

Recent news reports of research claiming vitamin D supplements can boost the immune system as well as the health of bones, has raised questions for how people with ME can obtain enough of this vital nutrient. Get vitamin D from: sunshine, … Continue reading

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Potential new way to sway the immune system

ME Global Chronicle article, by Madeline McCurry-Schmidt, Aug 2016  Found: A Potential New Way to Sway the Immune System (not specifically about ME) A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) opens a door to influencing … Continue reading

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ME/CFS – predisposed to inflammation?

Inflammation is a hot topic in ME/CFS yet no one has taken a comprehensive look at its possible genetic roots. The CDC just did that – and out popped one very specific part of the immune system. Exercise studies that … Continue reading

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Gut infection could underlie symptoms in CFS

Cort Johnson gives an overview of recent research and possible treatment approaches, January 13, 2015: “We are cautiously optimistic regarding these results because, if confirmed, we may have identified a contributing factor to the innate immune issues associated with ME/CFS and a … Continue reading

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Probiotic B infantis improves immune system in CFS

Research abstract: Certain therapeutic microbes, including Bifidobacteria infantis (B. infantis) 35624 exert beneficial immunoregulatory effects by mimicking commensal-immune interactions; however, the value of these effects in patients with non-gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the impact … Continue reading

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Calls for use of immunotherapy to treat chronic pain

Cort Johnson writes: We all know the medical profession is poor at providing pain relief in general, but its record with regards to neuropathic or nerve pain is something else indeed. Despite the fairly large array of drugs physicians use … Continue reading

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Links found between the immune system and mental illness

When we are exposed to an infection, for example influenza or a stomach bug, our immune system fights back to control and remove the infection. During this process, immune cells flood the blood stream with proteins such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), … Continue reading

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DNA methylation modifications in CFS

Abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a complex multifactorial disease that is characterized by the persistent presence of fatigue and other particular symptoms for a minimum of 6 months. Symptoms fail to dissipate after sufficient … Continue reading

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