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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a complex condition triggering chronic, widespread pain and fatigue. As many as 10 million Americans are estimated to have FMS.1

The term "fibromyalgia" comes from the root "fibro" meaning "fiber" and "myalgia" meaning "muscle pain". The pain in FMS, however, is actually concentrated in soft tissues (Myofascial) at specifically defined "tender points" located around various joints, organs, and other parts of the body.

A specific set of diagnostic criteria for FMS has been set forth by the American Rheumatology Society. Even within these defined parameters, however, fibromyalgia may still manifest with a unique constellation of symptoms in each individual. Associated symptoms can include sleep disturbances, digestive problems, anxiety and depression, headache, hypoglycemia, and environmental sensitivities (to toxins, allergens, noise, as well as temperature).

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Accumulating evidence suggests that FMS is a systemic biochemical condition influenced by multi factorial imbalances throughout the body. Proper testing can identify many of these imbalances, and help determine which interventions are likely to be most effective for each patient.

Fibromyalgia and Cellular Energy: Cells vitally depend on organic acid nutrients to produce energy for muscle and other tissues throughout the body—imbalances can lead to energy depletion and chronic pain.

Fibromyalgia and Adrenal Stress: Fibromyalgia has been closely linked with stress-induced imbalances that disrupt the healthy regulation of the body's hormonal and nervous systems

Fibromyalgia and IGF-Deficiency: is a consistent finding in many patients with fibromyalgia, and may be linked to symptoms of fatigue, muscle weakness, and depression

Fibromyalgia and Amino Acids: Imbalances of certain amino acids can trigger primary neurological mechanisms affecting mood and pain sensation, and thus may serve as an important focus for alleviating major symptoms.

Fibromyalgia and Element Imbalances: Individuals with fibromyalgia often have physiological systems that are more sensitive to nutrient shortages and toxic exposure.

Fibromyalgia and Thyroid Hormones: Some patients with fibromyalgia- including many resistant to conventional treatments for the condition-show clinical signs of thyroid dysfunction.

Fibromyalgia and Detoxification: Patients with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to toxins because their systems are less able to break these substances down and eliminate them from the body.

Fibromyalgia and Allergy: A hidden sensitivity to foods or inhalants could set off an inflammatory immune cascade that leads to many classic symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia and Bone Resorption: An abnormally low rate of bone breakdown (resorption) in patients with fibromyalgia may lead to collagen build-up near pain-sensitive nerves.

Fibromyalgia and Gastrointestinal Function: The high prevalence of irritable bowel symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia may require specific testing to detect and alleviate common causes of digestive dysfunction.

Fibromyalgia and Melatonin: Sleep disturbances and pain sensations in fibromyalgia can be exacerbated if the body's internal biological "clock" is disrupted.

References:
1. Muhammad Yunus, M.D., "What's New in Fibromyalgia Syndrome? A Review of Abstracts Presented in the 1996 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting: Part 1", The Fibromyalgia Times, Vol. 1, No. 4, Winter 1997, p.4.


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