Digestive problems are common in ME/CFS. These include abdominal pain, constipation, cough, development of allergies and intolerances (including alcohol intolerance and food sensitivities), diarrhea, dysbiosis, dysphagia, dyspepsia, esophageal spasms, gas, heartburn, IBS, increased appetite, leaky gut, loss of appetite, nausea, reflux, SIBO, sore throat, and tenesmus.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 2001, In a Belgian study, 81.8% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 85.6% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported gastrointestinal disturbance.
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References[edit | edit source]
- De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
- Lakhan, Shaheen E; Kirchgessner, Annette (2010), "Gut inflammation in chronic fatigue syndrome", Nutrition & Metabolism, 2010 (7): 79, doi:10.1186/1743-7075-7-79, PMID 20939923
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.