chronic fatigue syndrome

People receiving Lightning Process therapy in addition to usual chronic fatigue syndrome care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms, according to a small UK study. The research investigated whether a treatment called the Lightning Process helped teenagers being treated for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). The study randomly… Read more

Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with variations in 17 immune-system signaling proteins whose concentrations in the blood correlate with the disease’s severity, new research suggests. The findings provide evidence that inflammation is a powerful driver of this mysterious condition, whose underpinnings have eluded researchers for 35 years. The study results could lead to further understanding… Read more

Chronic fatigue syndrome has baffled physicians since it was first reported in the 19th century under the name neurasthenia. It is condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. This lack of information has even led… Read more

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome say they are more anxious than people who don’t have the condition, and are also more likely to suppress those emotions. Meanwhile, if under stress, they show higher activation of the biological fight or flight response, which may add to their fatigue, according to new research. Participants who felt that… Read more

Almost 2 per cent of 16-year-olds have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) lasting more than six months and nearly 3 per cent have CFS lasting more than three months (the UK definition), according to what is believed to be the biggest study of the condition, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in children to date. Researchers… Read more