Could Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Be a Thyroid Hormone Deficiency?

06:31 EDT 20 Mar 2018 | Genetic Engineering News

Idiopathic diseases remain a thorn in both physicians and patient’s sides from a diagnostic and therapeutic perspective. For instance, diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)—an idiopathic disorder marked by lengthy spells of weakness, fatigue, and depression—is predominantly based on symptoms and on ruling out any underlying medical condition, rather than on laboratory tests and physical examination. Yet now, new research from investigators at the University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands, demonstrates a link between CFS symptoms and lower thyroid hormone levels. Findings from the new study were published today in Frontiers in Endocrinology through an article entitled “Higher Prevalence of “ Low T3 Syndrome” in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Case-Control Study .” The new study the study indicates that CFS, a condition with unknown causes, can be explained by lower thyroid hormones—but may be distinct from thyroidal disease. This finding can be seen as a first ...

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