New Research Finds Brain Inflammation Plays Significant Role in Pathophysiology of ME/CFS Patients

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I signed up for this webinar with Dr. Jarred Younger held on Dec. 13 and posted the info for others who might have wanted to participate, but the mods wouldn't even post my discussion, for whatever reason. However, all is not lost — the host for the webinar, Solve ME/CFS Initiative, reposted the entire webinar on YouTube. I forwarded the link to my Neurologist and his associates to give them a better understanding of the science, current research and symptoms.

I won't post the link, as I know the mods will remove it — I still don't understand why they do that. If you go to YouTube and enter: ME/CFS Involves Brain Inflammation: Results from a Ramsay Pilot Study you will be able to view it. I highly, HIGHLY recommend watching it, and sending it to your Doctors to help them understand more clearly the scope of the disease.

Dr. Younger gives a presentation of his new research findings that indicate brain inflammation plays a significant role in the pathophysiology of ME/CFS. With pilot funding from SMCI’s Ramsay Award Program, Dr. Younger used a non-invasive imaging technique to measure temperature and other brain chemistry indicators in individuals with ME/CFS and control subjects. The results showed distinctly elevated brain temperature, indicative of inflammation, in patients. The involvement of brain inflammation in the development and progression of ME/CFS has long been an area of interest, but there has been a lack of direct evidence to support the connection. This seminal study further validates that neuroinflammation is occurring in ME/CFS patients and has the potential to point the way to an objective marker and effective medical treatments.

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