CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 9, 1999 - There is a new trend in America to provide health care via the Internet. This is the first web site ever to teach patients how to be their own doctors and take responsibility for their own recovery. This is necessary in cases where patients with chronic illnesses have not benefited greatly from their traditional HMO/Insurance program often due to the $3,000 per person per year budgetary limitation. HMO/Insurance driven protocols are designed to spend less money than is received. When the healthcare program drops the ball, the patient has two options. They can do nothing, or they can pick up the ball and run with it. This is the first web site ever to advocate and help patients with the latter approach by teaching them how to be active in requesting tests and medication from MD's, and how to align themselves with doctors skilled in their specific pathology.
BeatCfsAndFms lists the various causes of each symptom, the tests for each, and the treatment for each advocating an approach based on biochemistry, scientific research, and medical evidence; without prejudice to any one form of medicine. Providing the patient with extensive medical education and vital resources via the Internet helps the patients in two ways:
* It places the patient in a significantly better position to decide how to spend their limited out of pocket dollars.
* It teaches the patient how to select only helpful health care providers and tests.
This web site includes an example case history to demonstrate the inner workings of these illnesses, and to demonstrate how one can track down a root cause and reverse all symptoms. Over 100 pages of test results are provided at the site, to allow the patient to become more familiar with medical tests. This is the first web site ever to provide a detailed recovery case history.
CFS affects 500,000 Americans, GWS affects 34,000 Americans, and it is believed that Fibromyalgia affects several million Americans. These chronic illnesses are caused by harmful molecules that bind to enzymes and important chemicals within the body, and subsequently inhibit their function. In the case of CFS, this includes dysregulation of the noradrenaline neurotransmitter, adrenal gland, and thyroid; sulfite sensitivities; hypoglycemia; gastrointestinal pathologies; enzymatic damage due to heavy metals, pesticides or poisons; and disruption of the immune system and ATP energy synthesis.
Fibromyalgia pain is often caused by excess flow of calcium and phosphorus from bone into soft tissue cells, bacterial and/or fungal infections that induce attacks by the immune system, and blood coagulation that limits oxygen to soft tissue cells.
Gulf war personnel were exposed to many agents including pesticides, anti-viral, anti-chemical warfare, anti-biological warfare and anti-parasite. While each agent was shown to be safe if taken individually, the combination had not been tested. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention 1999 GWS Research Report showed that animals exposed to one agent had few health problems, yet those given the Gulf War drug combination developed horrible health problems -- enzymatic and intracellular damage resulted.
BeatCfsAndFms.org is a grass roots not for profit organization operated by volunteers, and is advised by several of the top CFS/FMS doctors in the nation.
Gulf War Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Contact: Glenn Weinreb, GlennWeinreb@BeatCfsAndFms.org, TEL 617-625-4096.
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