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Thursday, 7 May 2015

High Rates of Gynecological Disorders Implicated in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The first intimations that chronic fatigue syndrome might be associated with gynecological issues  came early in the history of the disorder.  In 1988 Dr.  Komaroff co-authored a paper finding increased gynecological complications (endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, uterine fibroids, menstrual abnormalities and galactorrhea), in 149 women with ME/CFS. Similar findings (early menopause, hysterectomy) have been reported in fibromyalgia as well.

The gender imbalance, the two-peak incidence pattern in ME/CFS occurring during times of hormonal fluctuations, the significant symptom reductions some women experience during pregnancy and the high rates of gynecological disorders found other functional syndromes all suggest female hormones must involved in some way in both ME/CFS and FM.

High Rates of Gynecological Disorders Implicated in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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