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Exercise tests suggest autoimmunity causes the exertion problems in CFS, FM & POTS

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 16 August 2017: Exercise Tests Suggest Autoimmunity Causes the Exertion Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and POTS Researchers and doctors get interested in ME/CFS in different ways. Many have a personal connection, … Continue reading

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Genes, mitochondria, autoimmunity & CFS: Prof Alan Light’s research

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 23 Feb 2017: Genes, Mitochondria, Autoimmunity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Alan Light Talk Dr. Light has said that he wants to do for fatigue what researchers have done for pain; that is … Continue reading

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Post-exercise muscle fatigue, oxidative stress & CD26 expression correlate to impaired quality of life in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Background: Myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a common debilitating disorder associated with an intense fatigue, a reduced physical activity, and an impaired quality of life. There are no established biological markerof the syndrome. The etiology is … Continue reading

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Neuromuscular strains in ME/CFS

ME Research UK research article, 2 August 2016: Neuromuscular strains In the diagnosis and assessment of ME/CFS, there is a great need for simple objective measures that can differentiate the condition from other chronic illnesses, particularly after 24 or 48 … Continue reading

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The blood volume paradox in ME/CFS & POTS

Health Rising blog post: The Blood Volume Paradox in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and POTS by Cort Johnson, 29 July 2016. Kunihisa Miwa, a Japanese ME/CFS researcher, has been on something of a roll. Through no less than five studies he pioneered the … Continue reading

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Dr David Systrom’s exercise intolerance research

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson: The Exercise intolerance in ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and POTS Explained? Dr. Systrom’s huge study on people with unexplained exercise intolerance suggests that the current explanation (deconditioning, lack of effort) couldn’t be more wrong. In … Continue reading

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How mestinon helped one ME/CFS patient exercise

Health Rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 17 June 2016: A mestinon miracle: vagus nerve stimulating drug helps long time ME/CFS patient exercise. She’d had chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) for twenty-eight years and has left no stone unturned in her … Continue reading

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Exercise triggers gut changes comment by Cort Johnson

Cort Johnson comments on recent research: Exercise triggers gut changes in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) December 21 2015 It seems every week brings more news highlighting the surprising importance the gut has on our health. A couple of years ago … Continue reading

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Physiological post-exertional abnormalities in ME & CFS

Review article extracts: Abstract: Post-exertional “malaise” is a hallmark symptom of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Various abnormalities, including abnormal physiological responses to exertion, can account for post-exertional “malaise” and “exercise avoidance”. Since these abnormalities are not … Continue reading

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Characteristics of CFS/ME sub-group who respond to Rintatolimod (Ampligen)

Research abstract: Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a debilitating disease of unknown pathogenesis consisting of  a variety of flu-like symptoms including severe fatigue. Initial analysis of the use of rintatolimod (Poly I: Poly C12U), a selective TLR3 agonist, … Continue reading

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