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New Research Could Validate The Existence Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jun 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have been forced to battle on two fronts. First, they must contend with the illness itself. CFS can be completely debilitating, leaving those with it too weak to even get out of bed. But, CFS patients have also faced skepticism that CFS exists at all.  Often, CFS

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is lumped in with other disorders that are primarily psychological in nature.

A Biomarker?

New research at Stanford University may address the issue of whether CFS is a real disease. A biochemist at the Bay-Area University named Ron Davis has identified a so-called biomarker for the condition.  A biomarker is simply evidence in the blood of an underlying condition. Those with CFS would have the bio-marker; healthy people would not.

All The Symptoms, None Of The Disease?

This is important because some doctors refuse to consider an illness real unless there was some biological proof.  Now, that may be available.  This would be good news for those people who have a cluster of symptoms associated with CFS. These symptoms include severe fatigue, chronic pain, loss of concentration,

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and others.  A blood test might one day confirm that these people have CFS. For others, it would show that they are free of the disease and allow them to pursue other diagnoses.

Caution Is In Order

For those people trying to get Social Security disability benefits on the basis of CFS, this is potentially big news. But, as with all medical research, this one has a few potential problems. First, the research was based on findings from only 40 people. Davis will need to replicate these findings on a much larger scale. As, always, medical breakthroughs never arrive promptly. Even if this research bears out, it could be decades before any meaningful treatments arise.

If you  have CFS, track this story to see if there a cure could be coming into view.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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