ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|

Trending News

Protecting Your Fibromyalgia Window of Well

Lidocaine Injections Found to Reduce Hypersensitivity to Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients

Autoimmune Research Opening Up New Options for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Celiac Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients

VIDEO: Ribose Helps Fight Fibromyalgia

Prevalence of falls in fibromyalgia patients

SURVEY RESULTS: Patient Experience with Doctors

Melatonin Improves Pain in Fibromyalgia

Study Answers Question: Why Are Physicians Resistant to Accepting Fibromyalgia Patients?

Why Pain, Fatigue, FibroFog, and Sleep Are Results Symptoms

 
Print Page
Email Article

Circadian Rhythm of Cortisol in Fibromyalgia

  [ 5 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • January 16, 2014


Editor's comment: Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland.  Some of its functions include helping the body manage stress and aiding in the metabolism of sugar and fat. Cortisol levels cycle throughout the day. Normally they are highest around 7 a.m. and drop very low in the evening. For people who sleep during the day and are up at night, this pattern may be reversed.

Circadian rhythm of serum cortisol in female patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

By G. Fatima, et al.

Abstract:

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients have disturbed sleep patterns which may lead to altered circadian rhythm in serum cortisol secretion. The aim of this study was to assess circadian changes, if any, in serum cortisol levels in female patients with FMS.

Cortisol levels were estimated every 6  h during 24  h period; in 40 female patients satisfying ACR criteria for FMS (Age 36.4  ±  9.9), and 40 healthy females without FMS (Age 33.8  ±  11.1).

A significant difference in the night time serum cortisol level was observed among the patients and control groups (patients, 12.9  ±  9.7 controls 5.8  ±  3.0; p  <  0.01).

However, no significant difference was found in serum cortisol levels in patients and control groups in the morning (patients, 28.4  ±  13.2 controls, 27.6  ±  14.5; p  >  0.05), afternoon (patients, 14.4  ±  5.6 controls, 14.0  ±  6.6; p  >  0.05) and evening hours (patients, 10.9  ±  5.8 controls, 8.9  ±  3.6; p  >  0.05).

It could be concluded that there is an abnormality in circadian secretion of cortisol in female FMS patients.

Source: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, April 2013. By Fatima G, Das SK, Mahdi AA, Verma NS, Khan FH, Tiwari AM, Jafer T, Anjum B. King George's Medical University, Lucknow, 226003 UP India.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Immune Support Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes

Natural Remedies

The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms
Red: The Color of Energy, Health, and B-12 Red: The Color of Energy, Health, and B-12
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing