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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Many Questions Being Answered

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:01pm

I came across this information today at ProHealth.

ProHealth recently did a Live Q & A on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Dr. Leonard Jason (a Chronic Fatigue researcher). Here are some of the questions and answered. You can see all the questions at ProHealth.

How physically impaired are people with CFS?

Q:Dr. Jason, based on your patient surveys and other research to describe functioning in CFS patients, how ill are people with this illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Dr. Jason: Patients with CFS are more functionally impaired than those suffering from type II diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, and end-stage renal disease.

Many sufferers of CFS have trouble finding doctors that are respectful of them and their medical condition.

Q:Is it true that a particularly high percentage of patients with ME-CFS have experienced disrespectful treatment by the healthcare system?

Dr. Jason: Research has found that up to 95% of individuals seeking medical treatment for ME-CFS reported feelings of estrangement – and one study found that 66% of individuals with ME-CFS believed that they were made worse by their doctors’ care.

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I came across this information today at ProHealth.

ProHealth recently did a Live Q & A on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Dr. Leonard Jason (a Chronic Fatigue researcher). Here are some of the questions and answered. You can see all the questions at ProHealth.

How physically impaired are people with CFS?

Q:Dr. Jason, based on your patient surveys and other research to describe functioning in CFS patients, how ill are people with this illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Dr. Jason: Patients with CFS are more functionally impaired than those suffering from type II diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, and end-stage renal disease.

Many sufferers of CFS have trouble finding doctors that are respectful of them and their medical condition.

Q:Is it true that a particularly high percentage of patients with ME-CFS have experienced disrespectful treatment by the healthcare system?

Dr. Jason: Research has found that up to 95% of individuals seeking medical treatment for ME-CFS reported feelings of estrangement – and one study found that 66% of individuals with ME-CFS believed that they were made worse by their doctors’ care.

Read the rest of this entry »

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