Dutch scientists have found the cause of chronic fatigue

Dutch scientists have found the cause of chronic fatigue

A team of scientists from the Dutch University of Groningen under the guidance of Begonya Ruiz-Nunzez studied the composition of the blood of patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. Almost all of them had a shortage of iodine in the body and problems with the thyroid gland, according to Frontiers in Endocrinology .

It turned out that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have similar symptoms with those who suffer from a shortage of thyroid hormones. In both cases, there was a decrease in the level of T3 and T4, the two main hormones of the thyroid gland.

“People quickly become tired, suffer from insomnia, impaired memory and attention, and their body does not have enough of the necessary hormones due to lack of iodine,” the Dutch noted.

“We are going to test this hypothesis and find out how iodine supplements and hormone T3 affect the patients’ well-being,” the researchers added.

In 2017, biologists from Stanford identified a set of proteins that are associated with the development of chronic fatigue syndrome. The study of scientists allowed us to begin to consider this ailment a full-blown illness.

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