Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Authors: S Dahan, L Tomljenovic, Y Shoenfeld Abstract Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous disorder of the autonomic nervous system in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate or tachycardia (30 bpm within 10 min of standing or head-up […]
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the CDC: A Long, Tangled Tale
By David Tuller, Virology Blog Note: This account draws from interviews, a close reading of a fraction of the 4608 studies that pop up (as of today; yesterday it was 4606) on a PubMed search for “chronic fatigue syndrome,” and a review of many pages of government documents–in particular the minutes and testimony from meetings […]
Vaccine Related Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in an Individual Demonstrating Aluminum Overload
Originally posted in MedicalNews Today A team of scientists have investigated a case of vaccine-associated chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and macrophagic myofasciitis in an individual demonstrating aluminium overload. This is the first report linking aluminium overload with either of the two conditions and the possibility is considered that the coincident aluminium overload contributed significantly to […]
What is ME/ CFS?
Posted in Support ME ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) does not lend itself easily to definition or diagnosis. There still remains a considerable amount of dispute as to what it is, how it should be defined and what causes it. However, it is increasingly being acknowledged as a debilitating and genuine illness […]