Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Research- Fatigue(felt) related to heart functioning!

A new research published in the very respectable annals of internal Medicine showed that fatigue is related to cardiac functioning yesterday.

Basically, it showed that the amount of blood pumped out by the heart is lower among individuals with high reported fatigue, both at rest and in response to stress compared to low or moderate fatigue people.

The authors concluded:
"This study demonstrates that fatigue complaints may have hemodynamic correlates even in ostensibly healthy individuals".

Those were just nice and intellectual sounding stuff which means:
"There is some sort of link between the heart and blood dynamics in people who said they are fatigued! It is not all in the mind!"
I cant blame any ME, CFS or RA patients who have deal with fatigue almost on a daily basis feeling vindicated. I did!

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