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

SURVEY: Cognitive Impairment II

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

 
Print Page
Email Article

Reproductive correlates of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  [ 26 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Harlow BL, Signorello LB, Hall JE, Dailey C, Komaroff AL • www.ProHealth.com • September 28, 1998


A case-control study was conducted to determine whether
menstrual and gynecologic abnormalities precede the onset of
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in women with this disorder to
a greater extent than that observed among healthy controls. We
identified 150 women who met the 1988 Centers for Disease
Control criteria for CFS from the Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cooperative CFS Research Center. A comparison group of 149
women being seen for nongynecologic conditions were selected
from the waiting area of the Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine outpatient department. Women with and
without CFS completed self- administered questionnaires on
menstrual, reproductive, and medical history.

Women with CFS reported increased gynecologic complications
and a lower incidence of premenstrual symptomatology. After
adjustment for age, a somewhat greater number of cases compared
with controls self- reported irregular cycles, periods of amenorrhea,
and sporadic bleeding between menstrual periods. Factors
suggestive of abnormal ovarian function--such as a history of
polycystic ovarian syndrome, hirsutism, and ovarian
cysts--were reported more often in CFS cases compared with
controls.

Frequent anovulatory cycles due to ovarian hyperandrogenism (PCOS)
or hyperprolactinemia may increase risk for CFS through loss of the
potential immunomodulatory effects of progesterone in the presence
of continued estrogen production. We hypothesize that frequent anovulatory
cycles due to PCOS and/or hyperprolactinemia may explain the
increased reporting of gynecologic complications and the lower
reported premenstrual symptomatology observed in women with
CFS.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

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%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints

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

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map