Saturday, September 01, 2007

How sick are people with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Immunesupport.com recently held a live chat with Dr. Leonard A. Jason. The details can be found here:

http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm/ID/8232 ME/CFS -Q&A Dr. Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.As head of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University since 2000, Dr. Jason has several different ME-CFS studies going on at any one time. Community-based research is his specialty, with a focus on defining "the true face" of CFS and other 'controversial' illnesses.

I wanted to share with you the first question that was put to Dr. Jason.

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.

Thanks Dr. Jason for helping people to understand that we're not just "tired."

2 comments:

Acting Gal said...

Thanks for sharing that, Mrs. M!

Sherry said...

You're welcome :) !