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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dr. Fitness Recommendations For Fibromyalgia

If you have a close friend or family member who has been dealing with the condition known as Fibromyalgia, you know how debilitating it could be. I recently talked about the condition on one of our previous shows but I wanted to make sure our listeners who suffer from this or know someone with the condition can use this information as a resource.
Fibromyalgia is considered to be a syndrome—a set of symptoms that occur together but do not have a known cause. 3.7 million Americans have fibromyalgia, still a very poorly understood disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness, but also often associated with nervousness, fatigue, depression and insomnia. In addition, many will suffer from chemical sensitivities, allergies, irritable leg syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and a host of other symptoms. Women are far more likely to be diagnosed with the condition than men.
Fibromyalgia is different than most diseases in that it takes away the patients ability to fight.There are theories as to what may cause it, but there is not enough evidence to support any single theory. People—especially women—who have a family member with fibromyalgia are more likely to develop it themselves. It has been recognized as a medical disorder only since the 1980s.
Some theories suggest that fibromyalgia may be linked to:
•Oversensitive nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. Oversensitivity may be due to changes in chemicals in the brain or spinal cord that regulate pain. As a result, the person senses pain more easily, and widespread muscle pain occurs.
•An imbalance in the brain chemicals that control mood, which results in a lowered tolerance for pain and may also cause an unrestful sleep cycle and fatigue. Once this occurs, a person becomes less physically active, and the muscles and tissues become more sensitive and painful and more easily irritated.
•An imbalance of hormones such as cortisol and growth hormone. Their release is controlled by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. Imbalances of these hormones can result in fatigue, mood changes, concentration and memory difficulties, a lowered tolerance for pain, and other symptoms.
•A disturbance in the deep phase of sleep. Some chemicals, such as growth hormone, are secreted by the body during this phase of sleep. If sleep is disrupted, the body produces less of the hormone. Disturbed sleep may be both a cause and an effect of the pain of fibromyalgia.
Many people connect the beginning of their fibromyalgia symptoms to a certain event. These events can include an illness such as the flu, an injury or surgery, or emotional trauma and stress. An event of this type combined with other factors, such as increased sensitivity to pain and an ongoing sleep disturbance, may lead to fibromyalgia syndrome in some people.

What Can You Do For Fibromyalgia?
First and foremost, it is imperative to get properly diagnosed and typically there is some underlying problem such as herniated discs or other injuries that may not have been identified and treated. Here is some of the typical treatments that are available. There are medicines to help you sleep better, relax muscles, or relieve muscle and joint pain. Medicines your doctor may suggest include tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for fibromyalgia
citalopram hydrobromide (Celexa)
escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro)
fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac)
paroxetine hydrochloride (Paxil)
sertraline hydrochloride (Zoloft)

•Muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), anticonvulsants (also called antiepileptics), mixed (or dual) reuptake inhibitors or, less often, nonprescription pain relievers.
•Exercise therapy to relieve sore muscles and increase energy.
•Cognitive-behavioral therapy to help you learn to manage your pain.
•Chiropractic Manipulation
*Nutritional Supplementation and Dietary Modifications

All of these therapies have their place and should be used in some combination. I want you to also check out two fantastic website for even more info on proper supplementation and Chiropractic therapy. Dr. Paul Whitcomb's website www.stopfibro.com and Dr. Rodger Murphree's website www.treatingandbeating.com


At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to give additional helpful information for all fibromyalgia sufferers.

Fibromyalgia is a condition where you feel chronic pain in certain parts of your body; it is a muscular pain especially around the joints. There can also be centralized pain felt in the spinal chord, brain, neck shoulders etc. People with fibromyalgia generally complain of pain in the joints, but it actually is the muscles and the tendons around it that cause the pain, it can be excruciating sometimes and can be a continuous throbbing pain. People suffering from Fibromyalgia also show symptoms of depression, sleeplessness, irritable bowel syndrome, stress and many others, which are caused due to the pain.

Rid Fibromyalgia provides a simple process to helps you eliminate all your symptoms of fibromyalgia and enjoy living your life again. This will provides us the best and most effective solutions on how to rid ourselves from pain.

The Rid Fibromyalgia provides an eBook entitled “Heal the Body” that will teach you the best diet that will allow you to eat your way to wellness, it will also document which vitamins and supplements will target and reverse the illness, how to achieve pain relief through acupuncture, what exercises are safe and will work, and what type of medications may make you sicker, and what will work. This eBook takes a step by step approach in showing you how to rid yourself of the pain naturally so that you can take back your life.

We must know the symptoms of this illness. For us to know what would be the approach we will going to apply. Here's Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and steps to treat it naturally.

We must also be responsible and aware to the things to gain and cope up with this kind of illness. Eating nutritious food with regular exercise would be result to a better life. Here's Basic Tips in Coping Fibromyalgia.

If we say Fibromyalgia Diet, there is no specific recommended diet for fibromyalgia. But a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals can certainly help in coping with the illness. Magnesium rich vegetables are recommended for patient's suffering from fibromyalgia. Here's some information for you to help in Fibromyalgia Diet.

We must also think that vitamins are important for Fibromyalgia sufferers. This will give us additional energy and strength to kept a healthy living. But of course, you must be aware that not all vitamins are effective or directly gives you a good result. Find the best vitamins that would easily give a good response if your taking it. The best thing is your healed and keep your body healthy as possible. Here's The Benefit of Vitamins for us to know why vitamins are important for fibromyalgia sufferers.

Also feel free to view this video Fibromyalgia Help. It really gives good information for those who have Fibromyalgia and encourage not to give up because in every pain your getting through has a good solution in the end.

Here's Rid Fibromyalgia, For free info and helpful articles on fighting fibromyalgia.


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