Episode 52: In this episode, Doctor Dan interviews Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, a physician who got Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a result of a viral infection while in medical school.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
CFS can result from a variety of causes and is most commonly idiopathic.
The condition can be devastating, as Dr. Teitelbaum describes in this interview how he went from Medical Student to homeless on a park bench, where he truly learned about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
How to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome:
- Truly listen to your patient
- Document insomnia despite extreme fatigue
- More than 3 months in duration
- Severe, disabling fatigue
How to treat chronic fatigue syndrome:
Use the SHINE protocol, shown to provide relief for 91% of patients:
S – Sleep 7-8 hours per night using medication toward the goal of restorative sleep.
H – Hormonal support
I – Infections: diagnose and treat underlying or secondary infections during this immune-suppressed period
N – Nutritional support
E – Exercise as able.
To learn more, visit www.Endfatigue.com.