Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a fairly common yet serious, complex, and long term disease. It can be brought on by other diseases and disorders, such as sleep disorders, hormone disorders, or mental health disorders. Healthcare workers suffering from this disease may have a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome disability claim. Do not let an insurance company unjustly prevent you from obtaining disability insurance benefits. Seltzer & Associates routinely works with clients and insurance companies nationwide to ensure our clients receive the benefits they are due.

Doctors Facing Complications from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is more than just being tired or worn out. The core symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome include:

  • A greatly diminished ability to complete activities, coupled with a severe lack of energy, and fatigue that was not common before the illness and is not alleviated through sleep or rest. This fatigue continues for at least six months in duration. 
  • Post-exertional malaise, or a worsening of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms that would not have occurred before illness. This can be brought on by mental or physical exertion, and can be unpredictable in severity or duration, and may even require bed rest.
  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested after a full night of sleep.

In order for a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to be complete, one of the following must also be observed in addition to core symptoms:

  • Problems with thinking of memory; or
  • A worsening of symptoms while standing or sitting upright, which can include things such as dizziness, blurred vision, and being lightheaded.

Additional symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that create problems for doctors and necessitate them leaving their medical practice include:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Muscle weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat 
  • Tender lymph nodes

These core symptoms alone are enough to disrupt a medical career. The added symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome truly make this a debilitating disease, and those suffering from it can benefit from the help of a comprehensive advocacy team including treating physicians.  A claimant can also benefit from having a Philadelphia long term disability lawyer familiar with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome disability claims.

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Medical Professionals

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome involves treating the symptoms to provide relief. Medication, therapy, counseling, and lifestyle changes may help, but the potential disruption to a medical career from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is very real. 

Appropriate care does not end with your medical treatment. Just as you continue treatment for your disabling condition, continued claim maintenance for your disability insurance benefits from a Philadelphia long term disability lawyer is also important. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation Regarding Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disability Claim

Seltzer & Associates offers free consultations to discuss your claim for long term disability insurance benefits. Do not let a complex diagnosis restrict your access to your disability insurance benefits. Call us at 888-699-4222 or complete our online form to schedule your free consultation.