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Energy metabolism

Abnormalities in energy metabolism and exercise intolerance are key features of myalgic encephalomyelitis, whose cardinal symptom is post-exertional malaise. (more...)


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The Energy Envelope Theory is a self-management tool to reduce symptom severity and the frequency of relapses. This theory suggests that because variations in day-to-day energy levels are often unpredictable in people with ME/CFS, they are to assess their perceived energy levels on a daily basis (or in smaller time increments, as needed) and use that level to gauge their energy expenditure for the day. It encourages people with ME/CFS to accept their daily energy limitations and not exceed or fight them. (more...)


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Source: www.workwellfoundation.org

Staci R. Stevens is an exercise physiotherapist, and founder and director of Workwell Foundation. She is Co-Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Stevens had (in her own words) a very well-controlled case of ME/CFS for more than 20 years, which motivates her high commitment to advancing understanding of the illness and helping other patients. (more...)

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A Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test in progress.


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