New Hope for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

New Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

“People without hope won’t take action. If you want to help someone, give them hope.” 

——— Tom Ziglar


 New Hope for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome victims

A new Report has been released affirming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a legitimate medical condition – and new Research indicates that ME/CFS is an immune system problem – one that may be from immune system exhaustion.

Below is a summary of recent news articles announcing the Research:

Chronic Fatigue ‘Brain Fog’ Clues in Spinal Fluid

Study revels evidence that it’s ‘not made up’, researcher says

In February, the Institute of Medicine, a scientific panel that advises the US government, released a report affirming that chronic fatigue syndrome is a legitimate medical condition that many health professionals still misunderstand — or even dismiss as a figment of patients’ imagination.

The term “chronic fatigue syndrome” was coined back in 1988, and in hindsight, it was a “lousy” choice, said Suzanne Vernon, a virologist and scientific director of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, based in Los Angeles.

“People hear it and think, ‘Oh, you’re tired. I’m tired, too,'” said Vernon, who was not involved in the new study. “But this is debilitating fatigue. It’s like having a case of the flu that never goes away.”

Plus, symptoms go beyond fatigue, and include what’s been dubbed “brain fog” — a collection of thinking-related problems such as confusion and difficulty with concentration and short-term memory.

A new study found that, compared with healthy people, those with chronic fatigue syndrome had lower levels of certain immune-system proteins called cytokines in the fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain.

The exception was one particular cytokine, which was elevated in not only people with chronic fatigue, but also those with multiple sclerosis.

The finding could offer clues as to why people with chronic fatigue syndrome typically have problems with memory, concentration and thinking, said lead researcher Dr. Mady Hornig, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

For the new study, reported March 31 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, Hornig’s team studied spinal-fluid samples from 32 people with chronic fatigue syndrome, 40 with multiple sclerosis, and 19 healthy people.

Why did the study include people with multiple sclerosis? There are some similarities between MS and chronic fatigue syndrome, Hornig explained. MS patients suffer fatigue, and the disease is believed to be caused by an abnormal immune reaction — in this case, against the body’s own nerve tissue.

The precise cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is far from clear, but in general, it’s thought to involve some type of immune system dysfunction, Hornig explained.

In a recent study, her team found that in people who’ve had chronic fatigue syndrome for a relatively short time — fewer than three years — cytokine levels in the blood were actually elevated. They dropped again, though, in people who’d had the disease for a longer time.

People in the current study had had chronic fatigue syndrome for about seven years. So the relatively low cytokine levels in their spinal fluid “parallel” what was seen in the earlier study, Hornig said.

“I think what we’re seeing is an immune system exhaustion over time,” Hornig speculated.

The theory is that the immune system may initially go into overdrive against an invader — like a virus — and then be unable to dial itself down, Hornig explained. That could account for the high cytokine levels in people who’ve had chronic fatigue syndrome for a short time.

Over time, though, the immune system may essentially wear itself down, leading to weak responses to mild infections that a healthy immune system would readily handle, Hornig suggested.

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Mal Tarrant – Personal Story/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I have had the symptoms of Chronic fatigue for over three years. I was finally diagnosed by a Chronic Fatigue specialist 3 years ago.

I also have had chronic lower back pain for many years. I have been taking krill oil and anti-inflammatory tablets for years now. Three months ago I started taking 98 Alive.

I no longer take the krill oil and I have now stopped taking the ant-inflammatory tablets and I cannot believe how well I feel.

When I was in Glasgow last year for the Commonwealth Games, I was in charge of the Norfolk Island team – this was a big job and very tiring. I found I coped very well and put this down to the 98 Alive. I did take 2 capsules per day over this time.

I would definitely recommend 98 Alive.

Mal Tarrant — Norfolk Island

Change Lives

In the United States ME/CFS affects up to 2.5 million people; in Australia and the United Kingdom an estimated 150,000 are affected with ME/CFC in each country. In New Zealand, ME/CFS is known as Tapanui Flu, and an estimated 20,000 are affected.

Do you have family, friends or people in your social networks that are affected by ME/CFS? Share this new Report & Research information with them – give them hope.

Victory for Wellness,

Steven Hall






New Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
New Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

New Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

New Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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