33 min

Ep. 107 Neurasthenia: Uncovering Parallels with Today's Invisible Illnesses Part 3 Conquering Your Fibromyalgia Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

Are you familiar with Neurasthenia? We are taking a journey back in time, viewing the parallels between this illness from over a century ago and the invisible illnesses of today. You will be astounded at its striking resemblance with conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome.  This diagnosis was common and accepted as a legitimate, respected illness. Renowned intellectuals like Charles Darwin, George Elliot, Rousseau, Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Kant, and Sigmund Freud suffered from it.

As we cast our gaze backward in time, we get a real sense of appreciation for the advances of modern medicine. However, let's not deceive ourselves. Even in this age, recognizing the same conditions as real conditions deserving of compassionate care with the modern names of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome remains an uphill battle. This episode promises to be a rich tapestry of medical history, empathy, and a deeper understanding of invisible illnesses, so don't miss it.

Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator.
If you have questions, advice,  or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at doctormichaellenz@gmail.com. You can also share a recording of your question.  You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more.
Support the show
A Fibromyalgia Starter Pack, which is a great companion to the book Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. Dr. Michael Lenz practices general pediatrics and internal medicine primary care, seeing patients from infants through adults. In addition, he also will see patients with fibromyalgia and related problems and patients interested in lifestyle medicine and clinical lipidology. To learn more, go to ConquringYourFibromyalgia.com. Remember that while Dr. Lenz is a medical doctor, he is not your doctor. All of your signs and symptoms should be discussed with your own physician. He aims to weave the best of conventional medicine with lifestyle medicine to help people with chronic health conditions live their best lives possible. Dr. Lenz hopes that the podcast, book, blog, and website serve as a trusted resource and starting point on your journey of learning to live better with fibromyalgia and related illnesses.

Are you familiar with Neurasthenia? We are taking a journey back in time, viewing the parallels between this illness from over a century ago and the invisible illnesses of today. You will be astounded at its striking resemblance with conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome.  This diagnosis was common and accepted as a legitimate, respected illness. Renowned intellectuals like Charles Darwin, George Elliot, Rousseau, Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Kant, and Sigmund Freud suffered from it.

As we cast our gaze backward in time, we get a real sense of appreciation for the advances of modern medicine. However, let's not deceive ourselves. Even in this age, recognizing the same conditions as real conditions deserving of compassionate care with the modern names of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome remains an uphill battle. This episode promises to be a rich tapestry of medical history, empathy, and a deeper understanding of invisible illnesses, so don't miss it.

Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator.
If you have questions, advice,  or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at doctormichaellenz@gmail.com. You can also share a recording of your question.  You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more.
Support the show
A Fibromyalgia Starter Pack, which is a great companion to the book Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. Dr. Michael Lenz practices general pediatrics and internal medicine primary care, seeing patients from infants through adults. In addition, he also will see patients with fibromyalgia and related problems and patients interested in lifestyle medicine and clinical lipidology. To learn more, go to ConquringYourFibromyalgia.com. Remember that while Dr. Lenz is a medical doctor, he is not your doctor. All of your signs and symptoms should be discussed with your own physician. He aims to weave the best of conventional medicine with lifestyle medicine to help people with chronic health conditions live their best lives possible. Dr. Lenz hopes that the podcast, book, blog, and website serve as a trusted resource and starting point on your journey of learning to live better with fibromyalgia and related illnesses.

33 min

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