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.

Carrie Bouffard Allemand, MD
(254) 724-2111
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1998

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Margaret Elizabeth Pfeifer
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Timothy Alan Olson, MD
(763) 295-2921
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1991

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

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Harold Cayce Waldrep, MD
(214) 826-0900
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1971

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Robert Bruce Jacobson, MD
(541) 485-8550
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970

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Rita Y. f. Wang
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Mary Marnach
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St SW # W4
Rochester, MN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Petra Marcela Polasek, MD
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1991

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John B Gebhart, MD
(507) 266-8686
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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