ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?

All About Ginkgo Biloba: Benefits of This Timeless Herbal Supplement

Yarrow Oil: Here's Why It Deserves a Place in Your First-Aid Kit

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

Vitamin D supplement use associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Carnitine deficiency suggested as contributor to autism

Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aide

Lutein — An Important Nutrient for Eye and Brain Health

White Camphor Oil: The Purest Camphor Oil

Taurine: Facts About This Crucial Amino Acid

 
Print Page
Email Article

Pituitary release of growth hormone and prolactin in the primary fibromyalgia syndrome.

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Griep EN, Boersma JW, de Kloet ER • www.ProHealth.com • November 1, 1994


OBJECTIVE. Previously, we demonstrated hyperreactive adrenocortico tropic hormone (ACTH) release in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome (primary FMS). We investigated the pituitary release of growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) in search of further disturbances in neuroendocrine reactivity possibly associated with the pathophysiology of primary FMS.

METHODS. Ten female patients with primary FMS fulfilling the1981 Yunus criteria and 10 matched, healthy and sedentary controls were subjected to an insulin induced hypoglycemia test; samples for measurement of glucose, GH and PRL were taken at intervals.

RESULTS. Compared to the controls, the patients with primary FMS displayed significantly lower basal GH levels, whereas their basal PRL levels were slightly, though significantly, higher (respectively p = 0.021 and p = 0.041). Following hypoglycemia, there was a marked, statistically highly significant (p =0.001), hyperreactivity of the GH response in patients with primary FMS. The PRL response showed wide inter-individual variation and did not differ between patients and controls.

CONCLUSION. Our findings indicate that fibromyalgia, along with ACTH hyperreactivity, also exhibits a distinct disturbance in the GH-somatomedin C axis. With regard to PRL, the variation in individual responses limits conclusions. The hyperreactive response patterns of GH and ACTH previously suggest a common origin, which might be related to a subtle gluco-corticoid deficiency.

Source:
JRheumatol 1994 Nov;21(11):2125-2130.
Department of Rheumatology, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

PMID: 7869322




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map