Glymphatic dysfunction hypothesis

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Glymphatic dysfunction hypothesis was developed by Dr. Peter Wostyn in 2018. It postulates that dysfunction of the waste clearance system, called the glymphatic system, causes a build-up of toxins within the central nervous system, which precipitates at least some cases of chronic fatigue syndrome.[1]

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Dr. Peter Wostyn suggests that at least some chronic fatigue syndrome patients may benefit from cerebrospinal fluid drainage thus restoring glymphatic transport and waste removal from the brain.[1]

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