Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Visceral Condition

For many years, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been thought to be a psychological issue – something that can be controlled or regulated based on a person’s attitude and willingness to be active. But a recent study at Cornell University has shown that there are significant physiological factors that may be the root of the problem.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is an illness that prevents a person from being active, and despite adequate exercise or sleep, cannot be remedied.

The study tested patients with and without CFS and found that 83% of those suffering from the disease had an imbalance of bacterial microbiomes in the gut. If you have Crohn’s Disease, this probably sounds familiar. Crohn’s Disease has been linked to insignificant amounts of this “good” bacteria in the digestive tract.

There may a be strong link between the two diseases and further studies may help improve the well-being of those with both and eventually find a cure.

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