Chronic Fatigue Specialist Portsmouth VA

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.

Daniel Robert Breazeale, MD
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1999

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Walter A Divers, MD
(757) 398-2253
3636 High St
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1974

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Christopher Scott Naylor, MD
209 Riverside Dr
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Eric Terpstra
(757) 953-4300
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Michael Tramont, MD
(301) 468-9439
550 Elizabeth Pl
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1992

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Martha Elaine Fagan, MD
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 2000

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Alphonsus O Obayuwana, MD
(301) 702-5000
2700 London Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1981

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Stephen Dale Coats
(757) 953-4300
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cesar Augusto Reyes, MD
(757) 271-8492
Apt 1212 850 Crawford Pkwy
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kedric Edward Webster, MD
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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