Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Oxygen
Prolonged bed rest decreases lung volumes resulting in generalized hypoxia. Hypoxia increases oxidative stress which can worsen the condition. Oxygen therapy is essential.
Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Movement
Prolonged bed rest can reduce muscle mass at a rate of 1 kg per week. Maintaining mass is vital for overall health. But how can one exercise when exercise is not an option?
Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Light
Home confinement limits access to natural light. Lack of sunlight leads to far more than vitamin D deficiency. Light therapy is essential.