Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Mitochondrial Function

Chronic fatigue underwent a second look in 2004 when Peckerman et al discovered that these patients experience lowered cardiac output than normal. What this says is that in chronic fatigue patients instead of producing 5 Litres of blood pumping through the heart per minute while standing only 3.7 Litres are produced.  This reduced output of […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Leaky Gut

Chronic fatigue syndrome patients experience a condition commonly called leaky gut. The technical term for this is intestinal hyper permeability, which means the intestines have lost the ability to prevent food particles and toxins from entering the blood stream. This leaking of nutrients and particles into the bloodstream stimulates the immune system to take a […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Free Radicals

Overabundances of free radicals attack the immune system of individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. Free radicals are oxygen hungry molecules that are unstable. This makes them dangerous when set loose inside the body. They bombard healthy tissue in search of available oxygen to make them stable. When the ratio of free radicals to normal cell […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fluid Retention

Fluid retention should be avoided in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. Fluid retention is the body’s inability to remove excess water. This results in tissue that is over burdened with fluid. For the patient with already inflamed tissue fluid retention advances the inflammation further. Oedema is another name for fluid retention and can be observed […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Asthma

Chronic fatigue syndrome and asthma are autoimmune disorders that are treated with the same approach. Asthma is a condition that irritates the bronchial tubes and causes respiratory difficulties. In the worst-case scenario, asthma leads to death as a result of absolute respiratory failure. In the UK one in seven children will suffer from asthma and […]

Chronic Fatigue and Inflammation

Chronic fatigue syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that Time magazine in 2004 chronicled as a link between heart attack, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. This syndrome is included with other autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s disease. The common symptom of these diseases including chronic fatigue disease is inflammation.  The assumption is inflammation […]