Balance problems

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Balance problems or disequilibrium

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • In a 2001 Belgian study, 69.1% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 73.7% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported disequilibrium.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x. 
  2. Miwa, Kunihisa; Inoue, Yukichi (2018), "The etiologic relation between disequilibrium and orthostatic intolerance in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome)", Journal of Cardiology, doi:10.1016/j.jjcc.2018.02.010 
  3. Rasouli, Omid; Vasseljen, Ottar; Fors, Egil A.; Lorås, Håvard W.; Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin (2018), "Lower regulatory frequency for postural control in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome", PLOS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0195111 
  4. Serrador, Jorge M.; Quigley, Karen; Zhao, Caixiab; Findley, Thomas; Natelson, Benjamin H. (2018), "Balance deficits in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with and without fibromyalgia", NeuroRehabilitation, 42 (2): 235-246, doi:10.3233/NRE-172245 

orthostatic intolerance (OI) - The development of symptoms when standing upright, where symptoms are relieved upon reclining. Patients with orthostatic intolerance have trouble remaining upright for more than a few seconds or a few minutes, depending upon severity. In severe orthostatic intolerance, patients may not be able to sit upright in bed. Orthostatic intolerance is often a sign of dysautonomia. There are different types of orthostatic intolerance, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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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