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.

Thomas Martin Kastner, MD
(507) 284-2511
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: 1981

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Petra M Casey
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Brian C Brost
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Raymond Allen Lee, MD
(507) 266-7711
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1958

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Thomas M Kastner
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Erin Teeter Carey
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

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Carl H Rose, MD
(601) 984-5327
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1994

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Roger Walter Harms, MD
(507) 266-7227
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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

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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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