The RCCX Hypothesis: Could It Help Explain Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia And Other Diseases ?

Genetics

 

By Remy in Health Rising.

 

The RCCX hypothesis blog by Remy is the third in a series of blogs by Health Rising which highlight hypotheses produced by health care professionals which attempt to shed a new light on the chronic fatigue syndrome / fibromyalgia spectrum of diseases.

Chronic illness is exploding in modern times.  Many different causes and treatments have been proposed for these illnesses, but what if there were a common genetic thread linking them all together?

According to Sharon Meglathery, MD, who suffers from this disease constellation herself, that common genetic thread just might be found on the gene complex called RCCX.  Combining her own personal experience and family history with her clinical experience working with patients, the RCCX theory of chronic illness was born.

What is RCCX?

RCCX is not your typical genetic “SNP”.  In fact, this complex is completely ignored in the standard genetic testing done by companies like 23andme, which helps explain why these common gene mutations (up to 20% of the population) have escaped detection up until now.

 

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