Tag Archives: immune system

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Protozoa

Recurring parasitic infections have been linked with the autoimmune diseases chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia and arthritis. Protozoa, arthropods, and worms that invade the body are classified as parasitic. When these invade the body termed as the host bodily processes are interrupted. Not only does the body have to rid itself from the bombardment of protozoa, […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Osteoporosis

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a higher risk of getting osteoporosis. This is a condition where the body is depleted of calcium so it absorbs needed calcium from its bones. This results in the bones becoming thin and weak. Broken hips, spine and non stress fractures increase. Osteoporosis is a silent disease in that […]

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 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 […]