“Doctors, Please Learn How To Correctly Diagnose Me…” Presentation By Joan Byrne



This is Joan Byrne’s presentation given during the “Call For Change” Awareness and Educational event at Leinster House, Dublin  on the 24th January 2018.


What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?
M.E. is an acquired complex neurological disorder affecting multiple systems of the body.
Many cases are preceded by a viral infection with onset being usually rapid (acute).
Affected individuals do not recover from the infection and instead experience a wide variety of symptoms including the body’s inability to produce energy.
Energy is needed to fuel the body’s internal functions. Cells cannot survive without energy production.
Cells need energy to perform functions such as growth, repair, reproduction, movement, cognitive function and defence.
All body organs work through receiving an energy supply. If the supply is impaired in any way the body’s organs deteriorate.
When the body receives energy it is converted into Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the energy currency of life. It is the high-energy molecule that stores the energy we need to do just about everything we do.
Similar to Multiple Sclerosis, patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis share many similar pathologies including impaired ATP.
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