MitoQ Trial For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Mitchondrial Disorders Begins

MitoQ Trial For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Mitchondrial Disorders Begins
A recent blog entry by Cort Johnson, founder of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Syndrome (CFS/FM) activism site Health Rising, a non-profit corporation since 2010, draws readers' attention to theories that mitochondrial problems may underlie some manifestations of these disorders. Mr. Johnson, a CFS/FM sufferer himself, observes that chronic fatigue syndrome (AKA myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME) and fibromyalgia can cause so many symptoms that they can elicit a variety of diagnoses -- a problem -- but he suggests that the sheer number of symptoms found in these disorders may actually be a helpful clue. Not many diseases can produce such a 'rich broth' of symptoms. He notes that not many disease can produce the wide spectrum of symptoms that CFS/FM typically do, tending to have systemic (body-wide) impacts or affecting the brain, with associated diagnoses such as as autoimmune disease, post-viral syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders, so-called functional syndromes (FM, ME/CFS, etc.) and/or some mood disorders. But "what about mitochondrial disorders?" Johnson asks rhetorically. "Hundreds of mitochondrial diseases exist, but many do have systemic effects. In fact, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) recommends that doctors think mitochondrial disease when three or more organ systems are affected. The Foundation also lists CFS-like illnesses as possible indicators of a mitochondrial disease." The term Mitochondrial disease refers to a broad range of disorders involving mitochondrial dysfunction, with many more believed to have yet to be discovered. Because mitochondria perform so many different functions in different tissues, there are literally hundreds of different mitochondrial diseases that are variously estimated to affect at leas
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