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Women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) start their day with unusually low levels of the stress hormone cortisol. While female CFS sufferers showed lower levels than their healthy counterparts, no similar difference existed among men.

Dr.Richard Gudvangen
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
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Dr.Ingrid Chamales
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1987
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Ingrid A Chamales
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD
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John Wagar Cook, MD
(601) 932-2230
3405 6th St
Brookings, SD
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1989
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Hospital: River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms
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Pierre, SD
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
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Richard J Gudvangen
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD
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(605) 692-6236
400 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1987
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(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD
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Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
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Soldier Creek Rd
Rosebud, SD
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Male
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French, German, Spanish
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Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
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414 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
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Clue to Chronic Fatigue

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By Lisa Marshall

Women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) start their day with unusually low levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to a new study by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researchers. The study examined saliva samples of 75 CFS patients and 110 healthy control subjects. Samples were taken upon awakening, 30 minutes later, and an hour later, when cortisol levels typically reach their highest level of the day.

While female CFS sufferers showed lower levels than their healthy counterparts, no similar difference existed among men. The study (in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) is the latest to point to a dampened “fight-or-flight” response among those with CFS. Previous research suggested it could in some cases be a physiological adaptation to physical or emotional trauma in childhood. “Accumulated stress over their lifetime may have had a muting effect on their stress response,” explains lead researcher William Reeves, MD. He says more research is underway, but the cortisol study offers clues into what causes CFS, how to diagnose and treat it, and why women are four times more likely to get it.

Author: Lisa Marshall

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