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

16 Tips from 16 Years Sick

Fibromyalgia Fare Fit for All Seasons

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Diabetes

Essential Oils — An Effective and Healthy Option to Treat Headaches

Antioxidant treatment could halt neurodegeneration in early Parkinson's

Higher vitamin D levels associated with less severe disease in NAFLD patients

How zinc helps fight esophageal cancer

Krill Oil: Make This Omega-3 Supplement Part of Your Health Regimen

Everything You Need to Know About Black Cohosh

 
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
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Vitamin D3 Extreme™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood
Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS

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