Breathing problems in ME/CFS
Breathing problems or respiratory symptoms that may be caused by myalgic encephalomyelitis include:
- air hunger,
- laboured breathing, and
- fatigue of the chest wall muscles
These symptoms may also have other causes unrelated to ME.
Air hunger[edit | edit source]
Laboured breathing[edit | edit source]
Fatigue of the chest wall muscles[edit | edit source]
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
- The International Consensus Criteria lists respiratory problems as an optional criteria for diagnosis, under section D. Energy metabolism/ion transportation.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
Treatment[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Energy envelope
- International Consensus Criteria
- Myalgic encephalomyelitis
- Severe and very severe ME
- Mitochondria dysfunction
- Ion transportation
References[edit | edit source]
- Carruthers, BM; van de Sande, MI; De Meirleir, KL; Klimas, NG; Broderick, G; Mitchell, T; Staines, D; Powles, ACP; Speight, N; Vallings, R; Bateman, L; Baumgarten-Austrheim, B; Bell, DS; Carlo-Stella, N; Chia, J; Darragh, A; Jo, D; Lewis, DP; Light, AR; Marshall-Gradisnik, S; Mena, I; Mikovits, JA; Miwa, K; Murovska, M; Pall, ML; Stevens, SR (Aug 22, 2011), "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria", Journal of Internal Medicine, 270 (4): 327–338, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x, PMID 21777306
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.