Dr Vallings to speak in Hamilton

Dr Vallings is speaking in Hamilton at the Methodist Church, corner of Normandy Ave and Bader St, Melville, Hamilton 10.30 to 11.30 on Thursday 13th August 2020.

Please Register by phoning Tracey on 07 8344745 or email tracey@mswaikato.org.nz.

Please arrive at 10.15 for a prompt start. Morning tea provided. A gold coin koha/donation will be greatly appreciated.

Advances in Understanding the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Jama network

When does an illness become a disease? When the underlying biological abnormalities that cause the symptoms and signs of the illness are clarified.

Over the past 35 years, thousands of studies from laboratories in many countries have documented underlying biological abnormalities involving many organ systems in patients with ME/CFS, compared with healthy controls: in short, there is something wrong. Moreover, most of the abnormalities are not detected by standard laboratory tests. In 2015, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that ME/CFS “is a serious, chronic, complex systemic disease that often can profoundly affect the lives of patients,” affects up to an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States, and generates direct and indirect expenses of approximately $17 billion to $24 billion annually.

To read the full article see this link https://jamanetwork.com/journals/