Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS South Australia Inc
 
 
Facebook
 
ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

Disclaimer

ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
DOCX Application Form (Word, 198 KB)
Why become a member?

Gulf War Illness And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Two Distinct Brain Disorders

Monday 7 September 2020

 

From Mental Daily:

 

Soldiers
 

Gulf War Illness And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Two Distinct Brain Disorders

New research released in Brain Communications suggests that they are actually distinct conditions.

By News Staff
August 21, 2020
© 2020 Mental Daily. All Rights Reserved.

Although symptoms of Gulf War illness (GWI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) overlap, new research released in Brain Communications suggests that both are actually distinct conditions.

The new study, initiated at Georgetown University Medical Center, made the distinction after examining the brain imaging scans of veterans with either GWI or CFS.

Common symptoms among both conditions include cognitive problems, pain, and fatigue after strenuous exercise.

In the findings, the brain imaging scans unveiled that the brains of the participants with GWI behaved differently compared to the participants with CFS on similar tasks.

“Exercise had two predominant effects on brain activity in neural substrates of working memory and cognitive function. In GWI, exercise caused a reduction in BOLD signal in the posterior midbrain, but in ME/CFS it caused an increase in operculo-insular cortical activation,” the findings state.

 

Full article...

 


 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page