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Effect of acute exercise on fatigue in people with ME/CFS/SEID

Review abstract: PURPOSE: A prominent symptom of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (ME/CFS/SEID) is persistent fatigue that is worsened by physical exertion. Here the population effect of a single bout of exercise on fatigue symptoms … Continue reading

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Oxidative phosphorylation & lactic acid excretion are impaired in severe ME

Case study abstract: Background: In this study the muscle bioenergetic function in response to exercise in severe ME was explored to see if the underlying metabolic problem in ME, responsible for the severe difficulties with trivial exercise, and the severe loss … Continue reading

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Have you tried a Strength & Balance exercise group?

Strength and Balance groups have been set up in some parts of Wales to offer movement and gentle exercise in controlled surroundings for people limited by medical conditions or age. WAMES would like to hear from anyone who has attended one … Continue reading

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Reconditioning programme for CFS

Research abstract: AIM: Physical exercise can be part of treatment in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), where the aim would be to improve strength and endurance through increasing physical exercise (intensity and time) without aggravating symptomatology. The present study … Continue reading

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In ME/CFS fear of exercise is a reasonable, knowledgeable, and learned response to a noxious stimulus

Prof Mark VanNess responds to the study published in the Lancet claiming that fear of exercise hinders recovery in CFS, in the Just ME blog: I was saddened to see the press releases regarding the ME/CFS studies from Kings College … Continue reading

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Interleukin-6 levels at rest and in response to exercise

Research abstract IL-6 plays a mechanistic role in conditions such as metabolic syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and clinical depression and also plays a major role in inflammatory and immune responses to exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate … Continue reading

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Low-level laser therapy as a treatment for chronic pain

Opinion article Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for greater than 12 weeks (Task-Force, 1994) and currently affects roughly 30% of the population in the United States (Johannes et al., 2010). The most common method for managing chronic … Continue reading

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POTS & CFS affects blood volume in exercise for adolescents

Abstract Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is characterized by chronic fatigue and dizziness and affected individuals by definition have orthostatic intolerance and tachycardia. There is considerable overlap of symptoms in patients with POTS and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prompting speculation … Continue reading

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Altered immune response to exercise in CFS/ME

Abstract An increasing number of studies have examined how the immune system of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis, responds to exercise.   The objective of the present study was to systematically review the scientific literature addressing … Continue reading

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Exercise and ME/CFS videos

Presentations from the “Exercise and ME/CFS” evening in Bristol on Feb 5th 2014 are now online. Speakers are Prof Mark VanNess, Dr Nigel Speight and Erinna Bowman. Prof Mark VanNess from the Workwell Foundation explains how damaging aerobic exercise can be … Continue reading

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