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

Meta-analysis links vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of mortality during 10.5 year median pe...

Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes: An Amazing Herbal Intervention

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

VIDEO: Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Can Ginkgo Give Your Brain a Boost?

Fighting Statin-Induced Diabetes with CoQ10

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Curcumin — A Novel Treatment Alternative for Depression

 
Print Page
Email Article

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated with Additional Health Problems

  [ 23 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • January 10, 2001


Having chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing other physical health problems, suggest the results of a small study of identical and fraternal twins. The study results are published in the January 2001 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

“Physicians should assess CFS patients for the presence of additional clinical conditions,” said lead author Leslie A. Aaron, PhD, MPH, of the Department of Medicine at University of Washington. “Patients with chronic fatigue may present a complex clinical picture that poses diagnostic and management challenges.”

Aaron and colleagues screened hundreds of twin pairs to find 127 pairs in which one twin had chronic fatigue for at least six months while the other did not suffer from fatigue. The researchers chose to compare twins using a co-twin study design because this method matches twins with regard to nearly identical early environment and genetics.

Study participants with chronic fatigue had higher rates of several physical conditions -- most notably fibromyalgia (a condition that causes muscle pain), irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, multiple chemical sensitivities and temporomandibular disorder (a condition that causes jaw pain) -- than did their twins, the researchers found.

The largest disparities between twins were noted in cases of fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. Seventy percent of those with chronic fatigue also had fibromyalgia, compared with 10 percent of their twins, and 50 percent of those with chronic fatigue also had irritable bowel syndrome, compared with 5 percent of their twins.

These illnesses share unknown causes and cannot always be diagnosed using laboratory or physical tests. Also stress appears to worsen their symptoms, according to the researchers. These illnesses are sometimes thought to be more mental than physical in origin, but Aaron and colleagues found psychiatric illness could not solely explain the high rates of overlap between chronic fatigue and the other conditions.

“All of these conditions represent complex interactions of biological, psychological and environmental factors,” said Aaron.

The conditions found to overlap with chronic fatigue in this study may compound this condition’s already high costs -- high unemployment and disability rates and high health care expenses. “Our findings should alert providers to the potentially devastating effects of these conditions and argue for early identification and appropriate treatment for each of the clinical conditions detected,” noted Aaron.

Future research should focus on determining the exact relationship of genetic and environmental factors of CFS and related illnesses, as well as investigate the effectiveness of early treatment, according to the researchers.

This study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Arthritis Foundation.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

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

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

Natural Remedies

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You

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