ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|

Trending News

Profound, debilitating fatigue found to be a major issue for autoimmune disease patients in new nati...

Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients

Simmaron’s Spinal Fluid Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

5 Lessons I Have Learned Living With Chronic Illness

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia in diagnosed sleep disorders: a further test of the ‘unita...

A Missing Subset in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Revealed? Take the Disease Course Survey

Life for a Young Person with M.E.

May 12 International ME/CFS, Lyme, and FM Awareness Day

Muscle cell abnormalities in ME/CFS

Autoimmune Organization Makes Urgent Call For Fatigue Research

 
Print Page
Email Article

Cognitive impairments associated with CFS and POTS.

  [ 8 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By L. Shanks et al. • www.ProHealth.com • June 17, 2013


Editor's Comment: This interesting review of the medical literature for CFS/ME and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) discusses shared features of both illnesses that might contribute to "brain fog": e.g., reduced blood flow and neurotransmitter dysregulation. The researchers conclude: "Further research should focus on the central nervous system as a possible gateway of understanding the etiology of these disorders..."

Editor's Note: The full text of this study can be read HERE.

By L. Shanks et al.

Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by fatigue, sleep dysfunction, and cognitive deficits (Fukuda et al., 1994). Research surrounding cognitive functioning among patients with CFS has found difficulty with memory, attention, and information processing. A similar disorder, postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), is characterized by increased heart rate, fatigue, and mental cloudiness (Raj et al., 2009). Potential implications of cognitive deficits for patients with CFS and/or POTS are discussed, including difficulties with school and/or employment.

A few biological theories (i.e., kindling, impairments in the central nervous system, and difficulty with blood flow) have emerged as potential explanations for the cognitive deficits reported in both CFS and POTS Future research should continue to examine possible explanations for cognitive impairments in CFS and POTS, and ultimately use this information to try and reduce cognitive impairments for these patients.

Source: Front Physiol. 2013 May 16;4:113. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00113. Print 2013. Shanks L, Jason LA, Evans M, Brown A.Center for Community Research, DePaul University Chicago, IL, USA.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Free Download: Fibro Friendly Snack Recipes

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness

Natural Remedies

Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS
Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing