ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Research on Astaxanthin Demonstrates Significant Whole Body Benefits

Humans have three times more brown body fat

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

 
Print Page
Email Article

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clinical Practice Guidelines Released Today

  [ 395 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 13, 2002





Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the controversial condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) were today published in the Medical Journal of Australia, ending some of the uncertainty associated with the illness, according to Dr Rob Loblay, Immunologist at the University of Sydney and Convenor of the CFS Guidelines Working Group.

A multi-disciplinary working group including a consumer representative developed the Guidelines under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

"In developing the Guidelines, the Working Group consulted extensively with the medical profession and with patient groups, and many of their suggestions have been incorporated," said Dr Loblay.

"The Guidelines provide an accurate summation of the best available evidence or, where evidence is lacking, a reliable consensus of professional opinion in this field," said Dr Loblay.

"There has been a lot of misinformation about the condition which has not been helpful to health professionals caring for people with CFS or to the patients themselves. This document places some of this misinformation in perspective and proposes constructive and positive approaches to the management of the disorder based on the best available evidence," said Dr Loblay.

"We are aware that there are some practitioners who hold alternative or conflicting views about aetiology and also about the best diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and that individual experience with the range of therapeutic approaches may differ between some individuals with CFS. The Guidelines acknowledge these differences and make it clear when expert opinion rather than evidence is being used to support a proposal," said Dr Loblay.

"CFS cannot be classified as a disease because the underlying pathophysiology (or mechanism) that causes the condition is not known nor understood," according to A/Prof Andrew Lloyd, Infectious Diseases Physician at the University of New South Wales and member of the CFS Guidelines Working Group.

"However we do know that people with CFS are genuinely ill and they can experience significant disabilities related to their condition. Physicians and others need to acknowledge that CFS is real; it causes suffering, impairment and disability," said A/Prof Lloyd.

"Making a diagnosis of the syndrome can be problematic, but there are diagnostic criteria that can be used as a guide to ensure the disorder is accurately identified," said A/Prof Lloyd.

Although there is no proven curative treatment for CFS, the guidelines provide doctors with a range of positive suggestions for supportive care and symptom management. Over time, many patients improve and are able to resume a normal work or study routine, and some make a complete recovery.

The guidelines will be distributed to all medical practitioners throughout Australia, and will be available to the public on the MJA website at
http://www.mja.com.au/public/guides/cfs/cfs2.html

The following organisations have given in-principle support for the
guidelines:

Australasian Sleep Association

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy

Australian Association of Neurologists

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Australian Rheumatology Association

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians comprises a Fellowship of medical specialists who are committed to providing the highest quality of care in internal medicine, paediatrics and their sub-specialties to all people in Australia and New Zealand. The Paediatrics & Child Health Division represents the interests of 1500 Paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand.

Contact:

Dr Rob Loblay 0417 210085

A/Prof Andrew Lloyd 0413 112701


Source: Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Date: May 6, 2002

URL: http://www.racp.edu.au/hpu/policy/chronic_fatigue.htm


(c) 2002 The Royal Australasian College of Physicians



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love
Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear
Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map