By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
Could the microvascular system – the small capillaries and the red blood cells that run through them – hold the key to energy problems in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and perhaps fibromyalgia? The idea that the blood delivery system – not some metabolic derangement per se – is causing the problems with energy production is not new.
Over a decade ago, brain scans from Dr. Cheney’s ME/CFS patients caught Dikoma Shungu’s eye. The only other time he’d seen lactate levels like that before was in people with primary mitochondrial disorders.
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