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

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

Ylang Ylang Oil Not Only Soothes Your Skin, but Your Mind as Well

Exercises to Help Prevent Urinary Incontinence

 
Print Page
Email Article

A comparison of salivary cortisol in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), community depression & healthy controls

  [ 20 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Strickland P, Morriss R, Wearden A, Deakin B • www.ProHealth.com • January 25, 1998


BACKGROUND: Previous studies reporting cortisol hyposecretion
in chronic fatigue syndrome may have been confounded by
venepuncture, fasting and hospitalisation.

METHODS: Morning
and evening salivary cortisol were obtained on consecutive
days in the first 3 days of the menstrual cycle and compared
in three samples of women taking no medication and matched for
age: 14 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, 26 community
cases of ICD-10 current depressive episodes and 131 healthy
community controls.

RESULTS: The mean evening cortisol was
significantly lower in the chronic fatigue syndrome patients
compared to controls with depression (P = 0.02) and healthy
controls (P = 0.005). Chronic fatigue syndrome patients
without psychiatric disorder had significantly lower morning
salivary cortisols compared to controls (P = 0.009).
CONCLUSION: Chronic fatigue syndrome patients display cortisol
hyposecretion in saliva as well as plasma compared to patients
with depression and healthy controls.

LIMITATIONS: Small
samples of female patients with cortisol estimated at only two
time points in the day. Cortisol secretion may be secondary to
other neurotransmitter abnormalities or other physiological or
lifestyle factors in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is biochemically
distinct from community depression.




Post a Comment

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

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
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
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season
Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits

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