Dr. Ken Friedman and Dr. David Maughan – ME/CFS and Long Haul Covid Similarities and Ramifications
Dr. Ken Friedman, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ.
Dr. David Maughan, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT. who has been on Paradigms before.
Drs. Friedman and Maughan describe how ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) has impacted their families, and then they explain similarities between ME/CFS and Long Covid, both falling under the newly minted category PAPIS (Post Active Phase of InfectionSyndromes) which also includes Chronic Lyme Disease. Baruch and the Doctors discuss both genetic and environmental influences on immune response.
The conversation goes to questions about how treatment options for ME/CFS may have implications for Long Covid. The discussion is somewhat technical but Friedman and Maughan break it down for us.
• How Long Covid Exhausts the Body
• What We Know About Long Covid and Exercise
• ME/CFS: Causes, Clinical Features and Diagnosis
• ME/CFS – the Severely and Very Severely Affected
• Physical & Occupational Therapy for ME/CFS and Similar Chronic Illnesses
• New Antiviral Pills Help Treat Covid. Here’s How to Get Them
Music by: Roddy Ellias, George Mann, Hamzaa, Paillard Chamber Orchestra, and Opium Moon
Podcast: Download (Duration: 58:45 — 134.9MB)
All of the symptoms of ME/CFS may occur with Neuroborreliosis.
Every patient should be properly tested for Neuroborreliosis