Fact #1: Everyone feels fatigued at some point. Catch a nap, take a nice long weekend, and it’s gone. No big deal.
Fact #2: Feeling tired all the time is a sign of chronic fatigue. Or it can mean you’re suffering from fibromyalgia. Either way, it’s a big deal.
For ages and ages, no one really knew what caused chronic fatigue. Was it a psychological disorder or something else? A bit of a mystery.
But finally, a solid method has been found to diagnose, explain, and eventually heal chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia can be resilient and then strike all of a sudden. These problems are not understood well, even though nearly 1 million people suffer from it in the United States alone.
But thanks to recent findings by a National Institutes of Health study, the problem has been identified at the root level—that is the genes.
One hundred forty patients with chronic fatigue syndrome participated in the study and their gene expression was studied before and multiple times after moderate exercise. A new gene expression technology was used to identify differences in gene activity compared to the performance of healthy individuals.
This means that soon they will be able to identify this gene expression through a simple blood test, therefore, for the first time clearly diagnose chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.