INFLAMMATION is the cause of a number of conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. Researchers have discovered how to identify the potentially-fatal auto-immune condition with a blood test.
Scientists have found a way to accurately diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
A study by Stanford University discovered how the inflammatory disease could be diagnosed with a blood test.
They showed that people with CFS/ ME symptoms experienced spikes in 17 proteins produced by the immune system.
In previous decades, when there was a lack of understanding, the CFS/ ME was dismissed by sceptics who termed it ‘yuppie flu’.
Symptoms include extreme tiredness, muscle pain, sleep disorders, headaches and flu-like symptoms.
In previous decades, when there was a lack of understanding, the disease was dismissed by sceptics who termed it ‘yuppie flu’.
However the new research shows for the first time a concrete cause of the condition.