Fibromyalgia: A Stress Related Immune Disorder

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Posted on 5th November 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Fibromyalgia is a stress-related immune disorder that millions of people suffer with in America and throughout the world.  Women seem to be most susceptible to getting fibromyalgia.  The central cause of this disorder comes from low levels of serotonin and reduced growth hormones.  It is an arthritic muscle disease.

I have a relative who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago.  She is not as active as she used to be.  She gets tired quickly and complains often of sore muscles.  Her symptoms are typical of fibromyalgia sufferers.  Common symptoms include painful, tender, recurrent aching areas all over the body, diffuse musculo-skeletal pain and stiffness, fatigue, weakness, headaches, confusion, migraines, chronic bowel problems, poor sleep, nervous symptoms, hypoglycemia, shortness of breath, cardiovascular problems and allergies.

Stress along with a weak immune system can cause fibromyalgia as well as magnesium deficiency or possible viral connection.  It is most often associated with Mitral Valve Prolapse.

If you have fibromyalgia, improving your diet can bring great relief.  Like most disorders, illnesses or diseases, the body functions better when sugars, fats, red meats and caffeine are avoided and emotional stress is reduced.  Deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga are helpful at reducing stress and strengthening the body physically and mentally.

Several supplements can help reduce the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

For general symptoms: Royal Jelly
To reduce pain and inflammation:  Glucosamine Cream
For brain balance:  Gingko biloba
For musculo-skeletal system:  B complex, Magnesium
For restful sleep:  Valerian root extract, Passionflower
To boost immunity:  Vitamin C

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