Scientists at Royal College London found that one of the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) could be hyperactivity to the immune system.
According to a study published in the scientific journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, today the very syndrome, as well as the factors that cause it, is poorly understood. However, according to experts for a long time, the disease has not only a psychological basis, because CFS symptoms are often manifested in patients after severe cold or as a result of viral infections. Fiery worker syndrome
The researchers found that this was possible in the case of an immune system prone to hyperreaction. Scientists believe that this factor is genetically determined.
To reach this conclusion, the researchers analyzed 55 volunteers with hepatitis C who received a cycle of injections of interferon alfa for 6 to 12 months, a protein that the body produces naturally and stimulates white blood cells to induce an immune response. (Incredible! This application can only detect anemia with some images on your nails)
The majority of patients recovering from hepatitis C experienced an increased fatigue during treatment, which was reduced when the injections were completed. However, 6 months after the end of the treatment, 18 participants remained blurred before they started.
However, 6 months after discontinuation of the injection, the results of the analysis showed no differences in levels of IL10 and IL6 proteins between patients with and without persistent fatigue.