Chronic Fatigue Specialist Chicago Heights IL

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.

Mary Catherine Burke, MD
333 Dixie Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
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Allan Ruby, MD
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1423 Chicago Road Street James Hospital
Chicago Heights, IL
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1990

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Richard George Moutvic, MD
(708) 709-6400
1423 Chicago Rd
Chicago Heights, IL
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1958

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Kendal Freeman, MD
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333 Dixie Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1997

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333 Dixie Hwy
Chicago Hts, IL
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233 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, IL
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233 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, IL
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Michael Joseph De Stefano, MD
(574) 472-1301
30 E 15th St Ste 306
Chicago Heights, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mary F Burke, MD
(708) 756-0100
333 Dixie Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1980

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(708) 709-6400
333 Dixie Hwy
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
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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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