New York, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
According to Dr. Jesse Stoff, a progressive medical practitioner in the field of immunology, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), has earned the undeserved reputation as “an alternative wastebasket diagnosis for depression.” The condition involves prolonged exhaustion following physical exertion, unexplained muscle and joint pain and lack of concentration and memory. While the symptoms can be continually devastating for patients, there has been no discovery as to what causes CFS. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, a new study has been released to reveal more information and treatment options for doctors struggling with how to diagnosis and treat the chronic illness.
The article discusses the recently released publication called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Primer for Clinical Practitioners. The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis President, Dr. Fred Friedberg explains the importance of this new document, “[This condition] affects at least one million people in the US yet up to 80% of them have not yet been diagnosed. Medical providers are often uncomfortable diagnosing and treating these patients and patients tell us that they frequently have difficulty finding a knowledgeable physician. We hope that the Primer will help solve these problems.”
Dr. Jesse Stoff provides further explanation on the development of CFS research stating, “The constellation of signs, symptoms and biochemical abnormalities has been well delineated. Stress seems to play a key role in being the ‘straw that broke the camels back’ leading to a cascade of disturbances in the; central nervous system, neuro-endocrine systems and the immune system.” Stoff is mostly concerned with the immune system, as he works to treat patients to restore their immune systems, believing that a fully-functional immune system is not susceptible to chronic illnesses such as CFS, cancer and other conditions.
The article cites that CFS has cost the American economy loses $18-24 billion each year due to “decreased work productivity, lost tax revenue, increased health care expenditures and disability payments.” Dr. Jesse Stoff hopes this new primer and further immunology studies will not only help patients recover from this debilitating condition, but also help repair the American economy. He concludes, “Since the recognition of CFS as a true medical illness by the CDC, research has slowly lifted veil after veil to better understand and treat this disorder. I applaud the efforts of medical researchers and educators to better comprehend this syndrome.”
Dr. Jesse Stoff has a rich history in immunology research and practice and has formed several strong relationships with medical professionals all over the world to advance the field of medicine. Currently, Dr. Stoff is a Clinical Immunology Consultant for East End Wellness Center and S.P.R.I.M. He provides advice to several physicians and contributes to exciting new projects on the subject of immunology. As of now, Dr. Jesse Stoff is assisting in the development of GRAS substances that support the immune system.