CPET – Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test

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Category: Covid-19

Why Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) is Not the Answer for ME/CFS and Long COVID

Why Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) is Not the Answer for ME/CFS and Long COVID

Exercise is essential in preventing, treating, and rehabilitating many diseases. Research has repeatedly shown that physical activity improves quality of life and lifespan. It’s no wonder why most doctors encourage patients to do more. But is exercise good for everyone?  While the health benefits are indisputable, there are some diseases for which exercise – as […]

The Role of CPET in Disability Evaluation for Fatiguing Conditions

The Role of CPET in Disability Evaluation for Fatiguing Conditions

Do you feel like your quality of life has been declining due to unexplained fatigue? Is fatigue impairing your ability to function normally or work? If so, you’re not alone.  Fatigue is a common symptom in many illnesses. Understanding the cause can rule out various conditions and point to treatment options. Fatigue can be a […]

PESE/PEM Timecourse?

PESE/PEM Timecourse? Student trying to concentrate

If you have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) or Long COVID, you may be susceptible to post-exertional symptom exacerbation (PESE).  PESE worsens symptoms and decreases function after physical, cognitive, or emotional effort. PESE, also referred to as post-exertional malaise (PEM), is a hallmark feature of ME/CFS and also commonly found in people with long COVID. […]

What You Need to Know About Long COVID

What You Need to Know About Long COVID what-you-need-to-know-about-long-covid-symptoms

Long COVID, also known as post-acute COVID-19, post-COVID conditions (PCC), and post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), refers to the persistence of COVID symptoms for weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection. There are also reports of developing this condition after vaccination against COVID-19. While many recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks, others […]