From The Honest Migraine.
The Honest Migraine is pleased to share an exclusive, three-part interview with highly respected expert, Dr. Nancy Klimas, who holds multiple noteworthy positions including Director, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University.
Klimas specializes in myalgic encephalomyelitis – chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), which commonly results in migraines, “brain fog,” and other crippling conditions.
Chronic fatigue syndrome patients suffer an ongoing feeling of exhaustion. “The key feature of CFS is the relapse that happens after a person exerts [energy],” Klimas says. “That’s a very weird symptom. It doesn’t happen in very many illnesses and it only happens in neuro-inflammatory illnesses.”
Multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis are other illnesses where exercise can “drive [a person] into a relapse,” Klimas says. “It is a neuro-immune disease.” She says some of the key biologic features of ME/CFS are neuro inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain and body. In clinical terms, Klimas says, “It’s a brain disease with systemic inflammation.” This is the sector that features symptoms such as headaches and cognitive problems, like “brain fog.” This is caused by the patient exercising their brain and running out of capacity.
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