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Veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from “Gulf War illness” have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells, researchers have demonstrated for the first time. The findings could help lead to new treatments benefitting affected individuals -- and to new ways of protecting servicepersons (and civilians) from similar problems in the future
reply to post by Aleister
Yes, mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, handed down through the female line and similar to the chlorophyl structures in plants.
How the heck does the mitochondria get damaged? Was it exposure to DU rounds, chemical agents, or some kind of virus? Will this genetic damage get handed down to the next generation? Scary questions.
I've heard so many people refer to it as "P**sy Soldier Syndrome." Here's a plate of crow them them to choke down, eh? I have CFS/ME, and people with it have noticed how similar GWS is, to the point where some people with CFS/ME call it Military CFS. I've always felt for the people with GWS, nobody wants to live in what feels like a Yugo body (referring to the "you go, it don't" joke)
reply to post by ANNED
technically, "all in your head" because it is the brain messing up. Disturbances in dopamine and serotonin levels, iirc, were also found.