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Digestive system

The gastrointestinal system is an organ system which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces. It consists of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and is divided into the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts.

Autonomic nervous system dysfunction of the gut, dysmotility, dysbiosis, and potentially, gut pathogens, are all thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)

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Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine. Most strains are harmless. ME/CFS patients have E. coli levels that are only 20% of a normal. E. coli bacteria create essential precursors to many important nutrients and compounds, including Folic acid, CoQ10, and Vitamin K. (more...)

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