Chronic Fatigue Specialist Rochester MN

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.

Mehdi Moslemi-Kebria
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Gynecology / Oncology

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Luis F Suarez
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ebenezer O Babalola, MD
Eisenberg LO-71 200 1st Street SW,
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mark McLean Allen, MD
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2002

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Abimbola O Famuyide, MD
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1985

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Roberta E Blandon
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dennis T McWeeney
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joshua Franklin Nitsche
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Thomas Alexander McDonald, MD
(215) 887-0797
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1977

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200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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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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