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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central nervous system (CNS) - One of the two parts of the human nervous system, the other part being the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that travel from the central nervous system into the various organs and tissues of the body.

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.

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