CFIDS Association September Webinars

The CFIDS Association has announced a couple of upcoming webinars you all might be interested in for September.  The first one is on Wednesday, September 1st, with Dr. Peter Rowe from Johns Hopkins University.  His webinar will be on “Managing Orthostatic Intolerance”.   The webinar will run from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST.   Here is a little bit more about the webinar:

Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is an umbrella term for several conditions in which symptoms are made worse by upright posture. When a healthy individual stands up, gravity causes about 10 15 percent of her blood to settle in the abdomen or limbs. This pooling of blood means that less blood reaches the brain, resulting in a feeling of lightheadedness, seeing stars, darkening of vision or even fainting. For most of us, this lightheaded feeling is infrequent when we stand up because the body turns on a series of rapid reflex responses, including releasing epinephrine and norepinephrine, that return more blood to the heart and brain.

Dr. Peter Rowe was the first person to establish a substantial overlap between OI and CFS (although not everyone with OI suffers from CFS, and not everyone with CFS experiences OI). Join him for an informative presentation that details the various forms of OI, explores the condition’s relationship to CFS and offers tips and tricks to manage OI.

To register for this webinar, please click the link provided above. 

The next webinar provided by the CFIDS Association is on Thursday, September 16th, with Dr. Anthony Komaroff of Harvard Medical School.  His webinar will be on CFS & the Viral Connection and will also run from 12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m. EST.  A little about this webinar:

Because some cases of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) begin with a flu-like infection, several viruses and other infectious agents have been studied as possible causes of CFS. Although none of them have yet been proven to cause CFS, several have been associated with CFS, and the development of CFS following infection with several infectious agents has been well documented.

Click the second link above to register for this webinar.

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