metabolic syndrome article

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by penstemon, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. penstemon

    penstemon New Member

    Just Wondering
    I was reading the research article called "Metabolic syndrome in women with chronic pain [Fibromyalgia]" that's here on Immune Support that was in the email bulletin.
    It says, "Meeting criteria for more metabolic syndrome components was related to higher urinary norepinephrine (NE)/epinephrine and NE/cortisol ratios (P < .001 and P = .009, respectively). Women with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia are at an increased risk for metabolic syndrome, which may be associated with relatively elevated NE levels in conjunction with relatively reduced epinephrine and cortisol secretion."
    Could this increased norepinephrine level be related to the norepinephrine transporter deficiency that Vanderbilt's Autonomic Dysfunction Center has been studying in POTS?