Chronic Fatigue Specialist Naperville 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.

Joseph P Martin, MD
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2940 Rolling Ridge Rd
Naperville, IL
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(630) 428-2229
120 Osler Drive
Naperville, IL
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(630) 369-7700
10 W Martin Ave Ste 140
Naperville, IL
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Medical School: Akademia Med, Ul M Curie, Gdansk, Poland
Graduation Year: 1969
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Hospital: Edward Hosp, Naperville, Il
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Naperville, IL
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Naperville, IL
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100 Spalding Dr
Naperville, IL
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(630) 627-4954
100 Spalding Dr
Naperville, IL
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
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(630) 355-5860
100 Spalding Dr
Naperville, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1976

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(630) 369-7700
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Naperville, IL
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Medical School: Akademia Med, Ul M Curie, Gdansk
Year of Graduation: 1969
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(630) 717-9977
720 Brom Ct
Naperville, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: Edward Hosp, Naperville, Il
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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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