A study reveals that people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is at a risk of structural brain abnormalities.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder that is characterized by profound fatigue which is impossible to improve with ordinary rest or sleep. This kind of exhaustion or tiredness can last six months or several years. Generally, it gives birth to some serious psychological and physical ailments in the patient.
Every year the disorder affects nearly 1 million people in the United States. The large number of people also includes children which signify that CFS can even begin at a very early age. Unfortunately, researchers are unable to find any proper treatment for CFS.
Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported that it is certainly very difficult to diagnose this ailment. Thus far, researchers have failed to create a special test for the examination of CFS in human beings. However, some of the major symptoms of the disease are insomnia, extreme kind of fatigue, joint pain and numerous others. These symptoms are pretty similar to other disease which makes it harder for researchers to diagnose CFS.
Dr. Zeineh along with Stanford CFS and infectious disease expert closely examined 15 CFS patients. They performed a special magnetic resonance imaging of all these patients.
The test unveils that some abnormal material in the brain of CFS patients. CFS patients had relatively less white matter in the brain as compared to ordinary human being. The white matter is present in the right hemisphere of the brain.