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Chronic Fatigue (CFS)

Fibromyalgia could be alleviated with cortisol treatments

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are debilitating diseases with no known cause and both with limited treatments for the symptoms and nothing for the underlying cause. Kent Holtorf, MD, medical director, Holtorf Medical Group Center for Endocrine, Neurological and Infection related illness, Torrance, Calif., reports that after a comprehensive literature study that the majority […] Read more


The chronic fatigue syndrome gut link

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients fall into the group of diseases that doctors debate are imagined in the patient’s mind or something that is biological in nature. The debate stirs because there is not a definitive test, like a blood test, to show that chronic fatigue syndrome exists. Common among chronic fatigue syndrome patients is intermittent or persistent […] Read more


Chronic fatigue might be linked to genes

Mononucleosis, more commonly known as mono–or the kissing disease, is fairly common to teenagers. Most teenagers recover in a couple of weeks, but for some the symptoms persist for years in what is referred to as post-infective fatigue. It is thought that post-infective fatigue is linked to the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) also known as chronic fatigue. […] Read more


CDC reports higher than expected frequency rate of chronic fatigue syndrome

In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged that they had diverted millions of dollars, allocated by Congress, for research of chronic fatigue syndrome, to other research programs. Recently, the CDC released controversial studies that link CFS to to genetic mutations and abnormalities in key physiological processes. The CDC is also sponsoring […] Read more


35 genes linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

Simeon Bennet, of Bloomberg News, reports that Australian scientists have isolated 35 genes that are linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Researchers tested 30,000 genes from 15 mononucleosis patients. A link between mononucleosis and CFS had previously been established. Although not absolute that the 35 isolated genes will yield the one gene they are looking […] Read more


Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are difficult SSDI cases to win

As Sandra M. Klepach’s article in the News-Hearld reports, chronic fatigue (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS) sufferers have diseases with symptoms that are not objective, which makes it difficult to win Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The Social Security Administration says that pain and fatigue illnesses “are medically determinable conditions.” In other words it is […] Read more


The chronic fatigue & fibromyalgia & hypothyroidism connection

According to Dr. Kellman, nearly half of his chronic fatigue syndrome patients actually suffer from hypothyroidism, which is a gland that helps regulate a person’s energy level. He finds that many of the patients also have vitamin C and B-complex deficiencies. Dr. Elizabeth Vliet says that the standard thyroid hormone panel does not usually detect […] Read more


A new look at the cause for CFS, MCS, FMS, and PTSD

Professor Martin L. Pall, Washington State University, reports that Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia (FMS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the Gulf War syndrome (that reports to experience all four syndromes), share a common cause—all are the result of short term stressors. All of the stressors that bring on each of […] Read more


Can CFS be quantified & qualified?

A Population Health Metrics article, How Common is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; How Long is A Piece of String?*, discusses the problem with quantifying CFS. The syndrome has no biological markers. There are no definitive tests. Defining it is often a process of eliminating what it is not, rather than what it is. Then there is […] Read more