Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dr John Chia NIH's State of Knowledge ME/CFS Research Workshop

RichardBri, 09.04.2011:

Dr John Chia reviewing his enterovirus research as it playing a role in ME/CFS. Fact: Enterovirus is a gastrointestinal virus. Most ME/CFS have gastrotintestinal problems.

Enterovirus can infect the nerves surrounding the stomach and intestines, travel up the vagus nerve and infect the brainstem.

Brainstem is responsible for immune regulation, balance, heart rate, blood pressure, autonomic functions, etc. His research supports a more common viral infection that can lead up to CFS and easily explains clusters and child cases of CFS.

1 comment:

nmj said...

Dr Chia's research is interesting to me, Coxsackie B4 triggered my illness. I recall very well the onset of specific GI symptoms & lower left back pain & severe nausea & light hurting my eyes in autumn 1982 (I later found out this was Coxsackie). The ME neuro stuff came a few months later. I wasn't diagnosed til 1984. This whole NIH workshop was fascinating to me, to get an overview of what is going on. I also love that PACE was pretty much dissed by Fred Friedberg.


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