Posts tagged severe MECFS
A Checklist for Severe ME/CFS

ME/CFS is not caused by deconditioning. However, those that are bed ridden or mostly immobile due to illness incur severe challenges compared to less severe cases.

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Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Movement

The detrimental effects of immobility on the whole person cannot be understated. Bed rest can prevent ME/CFS improvement. This post looks at the effects of immobility with a focus on muscle.

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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.

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Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Oxygen

Bed rest can decrease lung volumes and reduce blood oxygenation, resulting in hypoxia. Even mild hypoxia can change the heart rate, increase stress hormones, cause cognitive deficits, and more. Medical and alternative respiratory treatments may help

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Special Dietary Considerations for Severe ME/CFS Patients: Protein

If you have ME/CFS, chances are you’re not eating enough protein. The loss of lean mass in a bed bound patient can be 100-200 grams/week, with the effects most pronounced in the first few weeks.

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