Physios For ME Secure Funding For Research

 

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From Physios for ME website.

 

As physiotherapists with an interest in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), we are keen to understand more about what’s happening physiologically when people with ME try to carry out normal daily activities. We know that even simple activities such as getting dressed can cause an increase in symptoms and we wanted to try and understand what might be happening in the body to cause this.

From looking at the findings from emerging research, we know people with ME have;

· an abnormal physiological response to exercise when at maximum capacity; research studies from the Workwell Foundation and others in America have determined that people with ME have an abnormal aerobic metabolism (problems converting food into energy using oxygen) during “Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing” (CPET)

 

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