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

Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Wearable biosensors can flag illness, Lyme disease, risk for diabetes; low airplane oxygen

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

 
Print Page
Email Article

Hormonal Axis Regulation Linked to Interstitial Cystitis Symptomatology

  [ 28 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 15, 2002







NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Mar 29 - Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis may to be linked to interstitial cystitis symptomatology, according to a report published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.

Dr. Susan K. Lutgendorf, from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and colleagues measured salivary and urinary cortisol levels in 48 patients with interstitial cystitis and in 35 healthy age-matched controls. Urinary levels were derived from 24-hour samples. Salivary samples were collected from a subset of 31 patients over a period of 3 days at 7 AM to 8 AM, 4 PM to 5 PM, and 9 PM to 10 PM.

Average salivary or urinary cortisol levels were similar in both groups, the authors note. In the cystitis patient group, however, higher morning cortisol levels were linked to less pain, while higher urinary free cortisol levels were tied to less overall symptomatology (p < 0.05). This held true even after controlling for the presence of comorbid conditions known to be affected by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

Patients with morning cortisol levels of less than 12.5 nmol/L were nearly 13 times more likely to complain of high urinary urgency than those with higher values, the researchers state.

"These findings imply that regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis may be associated with interstitial cystitis symptomatology and there may be different diurnal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal patterns in patients with interstitial cystitis who do and do not have comorbid conditions," the authors conclude.

If these results are confirmed, they could lead to interventions such as glucocorticoids for patients with low morning cortisol levels, Dr. Lutgendorf's team notes.

J Urol 2002;167:1338-1343.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Optimized Curcumin Longvida® 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

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
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
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function
Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket

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