Abnormal neurovascular coupling

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Neurovascular coupling (NVC) refers to the "regulation of cerebral blood flow to match brain activity, which is critically important for normal brain function".[1]Abnormal neurovascular coupling is a hypothesis being investigated to find out if it is underpinning cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. In 2019, Dr Zack Shan was awarded a grant to research neurovascular coupling in CFS.[1]

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According to Stewart et al. (2012) the cerebral perfusion may be contributing to the brain fog (neurocognitive dysfunction) found in patients with CFS may POTS.[2][3]

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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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