According to Telegraph news article, the disease may be set off by a large amount of bacteria called enterococci and streptococchi in the stomach. Prof De Meirleir, from Vrije University, who created the new test, said that these bacteria, in combination with metals like mercury, stimulate the creation of high levels of a gas in the body. This in turn sets off a chain reaction limiting the body’s ability to produce energy and creating a build-up of acid which muscles find difficult to breakdown.
The new test searches for the bacteria in the urine. If it comes back positive, the treatment includes antibiotics, probiotics, and diet. Obviously this is very exciting news, but still in the beginning stages of more conclusive research. If you are currently suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ask your family physician for more information. Fatigue is also a symptom of depression, click here to learn more about the common symptoms of depression.