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Endocrine system

Endocrine system is made up of many glands which releases specific hormones into your bloodstream. These hormones travel through your blood to other cells and help control or coordinate many body processes.

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction is thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)

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The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a network that controls our body's stress responses, and regulates the immune system, energy use, the digestive system, and many other processes. The HPA axis is being investigated as a possible cause for M.E.(more ...)

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Staci R. Stevens, MA in exercise physiology. Founder and Director of Workwell Foundation, Ripon, California, USA. She serves as Co-Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. She served a term on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee from 2003 - 2006.

Stevens had (in her own words) a very well-controlled case of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) for greater than 20 years, which motivates her high commitment to advancing understanding of the illness and helping other patients. (more...)

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Basic hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis summary
CRH - corticotropin-releasing hormone, ACTH - adrenocorticotropic hormone

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