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The Role of Iron Metabolism in Fatigue, Depression, and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis Patients, 2020, Knyszyńska et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Note: The term "chronic fatigue syndrome" is used often in this paper. As far as I can see the authors actually mean "chronic fatigue", which is why I have opened this thread in the "Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS" sub-forum, not elsewhere.

    Open access, https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/18/6818/htm
     
  2. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Correction by me : Ferritin deficiency in ALL patients is associated with an exacerbation of depressive disorders and a decline in quality of life.
     
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    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    do you mean decline in in quality of life exacerbates depression . i wish that people saw depression caused by hardship is not a disorder but a natural response to life events.
     
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    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I was referring to low ferritin diminishing quality of life. And if someone is depressed for any reason being ferritin deficient will make it worse.
     
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    And sadly ferritin is like tsh. Can be dangerously low but nothing recommended until acute .
     
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    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I agree. Low iron and ferritin are so common, particularly amongst women, that they are often assumed to be small problems of no major importance.
     
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    duncan Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune origin..."

    Maybe, maybe not. Not an encouraging sign they make such a declaration when the origin debate remains very much in play.
     
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