The connection between chronic fatigue syndrome and neurally mediated hypotension

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Research from several groups of investigators indicates that some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have abnormal vasovagal or vasodepressor responses to upright posture. If confirmed, these findings may explain some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. There is also speculation that neurally mediated hypotension may be present in fibromyalgia. This article discusses the original research in this area, the results of follow-up studies, and the current approach to treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome in whom neurally mediated hypotension is suspected.



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