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5-HTP, Melatonin, St. John’s Wort, and More

Managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia or related ailments is not easy. So, many patients turn to complementary health approaches to pain relief and sleep problems. They may use Chinese herbs or over-the-counter supplements such as 5-HTP, melatonin, and SAM-e.

Because so many people — not just those with fibromyalgia — are using complementary health therapies, Congress formed the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). It is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and it helps appraise complementary health treatments, including supplements, and define their effectiveness. This organization is now creating safe guidelines to help people choose appropriate complementary health approaches that may help their symptoms without making them ill.

Are Herbs and Supplements for Fibromyalgia Safe and Effective?

Some preliminary studies indicate that some medicinal herbs and natural supplements may help treat symptoms of fibromyalgia. Other studies of herbs and natural supplements, though, are less positive. If you want to take a natural approach to treating fibromyalgia, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the therapies you consider. The herbs and natural supplements described in this article are just some of the complementary health approaches that may have an impact on fibromyalgia.

How Does 5-HTP Help Fibromyalgia Pain?

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a building block of serotonin. Serotonin is a powerful brain chemical, and serotonin levels are thought to play a significant role in fibromyalgia pain. Serotonin levels are also associated with depression and sleep.

For those with fibromyalgia, 5-HTP may help to increase deep sleep and reduce pain. In one study published in the Alternative Medicine Review, researchers reported that supplementation with 5-HTP may improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fibromyalgia pain. However, there are some contradictory studies that show no benefit with 5-HTP.

5-HTP is usually well tolerated. L-tryptophan and possibly 5-HTP was associated with a serious condition called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome. Some experts believe that a contaminant in these supplements led to the condition, which causes flu-like symptoms, severe muscle pain, and burning rashes.

Can Melatonin Help Relieve Sleep Problems Associated With Fibromyalgia?

Melatonin is a natural hormone that’s available as an over-the-counter supplement. It is sometimes used to induce drowsiness and improve sleep patterns. Some preliminary findings show that melatonin may be effective in treating fibromyalgia pain. Most patients with fibromyalgia have sleep problems and fatigue, and it’s thought that melatonin may help relieve these symptoms.

Melatonin is generally regarded as safe with few to no side effects. Due to the risk of daytime sleepiness, though, anyone taking melatonin should use caution when driving.

Is St. John’s Wort a Helpful Fibromyalgia Herb?

There’s no specific evidence that St. John’s wort is helpful in treating fibromyalgia. However, this herb is often used in treating depression, and depression is commonly associated with fibromyalgia.

An analysis of studies that looked at the association between the use of St. John’s wort and depression found that the herb is as effective and safe as selective SSRI antidepressants such as Prozac or Zoloft in treating depression.

St John’s wort is usually well tolerated. The most common side effects are stomach upset, skin reactions, and fatigue. St. John’s wort should not be mixed with antidepressants or any other supplement unless your doctor says it’s OK, because the combinations can cause illness.

 

How Can SAM-e Help Fibromyalgia Pain and Depression?

It’s not known exactly how SAM-e works in the body. Some feel this natural supplement increases levels of serotonin and dopamine, two brain neurotransmitters. Although some researchers believe that SAM-e may alter mood and increase restful sleep, current studies do not appear to show any benefit of SAM-e over placebo in reducing the number of tender points or in alleviating depression with fibromyalgia. Additional study is needed to confirm these findings.

Can L-carnitine Help Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

The studies are limited, but it’s thought that L-carnitine may give some relief from fatigue in people with fibromyalgia. Some researchers have also concluded that while more studies are warranted, L-carnitine may provide support for the muscular system of patients with fibromyalgia.

What About the Effect of Probiotics on Digestive Problems Associated With Fibromyalgia?

Probiotics are dietary supplements that contain potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. They may assist with the breakdown and proper absorption of food and help improve digestion. Some of the ways probiotics are used include:

Side effects of taking probiotics are usually mild and include gas or bloating.

There are other herbs and natural supplements that people say have helped manage fibromyalgia symptoms. They include echinacea, black cohosh, cayenne, lavender, milk thistle, and B vitamins. Nevertheless, there are no definitive studies on the efficacy of these natural therapies.

How Can I Know Which Herb or Natural Supplement Will Help my Fibromyalgia?

Before taking any herb or supplement for fibromyalgia, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects or herb-drug interactions. Herbal therapies are not recommended for pregnant women, children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. In addition, some herbs have sedative or blood-thinning qualities, which may dangerously interact with anti-inflammatory painkillers or other pain medications. Others may cause stomach upset if taken in large doses.

Flaws, Bob: 9781891845093: Amazon.com: Books

This book is the 11th in our popular “Curing Naturally with Chinese Medicine” series. We chose to create a book on this subject because there are so many people who suffer from this painful condition and Western medicine has few options for its treatment.

Chinese medicine has many helpful treatments which can be received from professional practitioners. But more importantly, there are many easy, inexpensive home remedies and self-care options from Chinese medicine that sufferers can do for themselves. These home remedy options are the heart of this book, for they give the patient the power to make a significant improvement in their own health without great expense and within a short period of time. If you or anyone you know suffers from this debilitating ailment, this book is for you.

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic debilitating condition comprised of generalized body pain and stiffness, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and digestive complaints. Although this is a relatively recent Western medical disease diagnosis, Chinese medical practitioners have been treating body pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and digestive complaints for more than 2,000 years. In this book you will learn the Chinese medical theory of the cause of this condition. More than that, you will also learn a host of safe, simple, low or no cost home home therapies to prevent and heal this all too common problem, including: Chinese dietary therapy, Exercise, Deep Relaxation, Chinese herbs and teas, Magnet therapy, Aroma therapy, Chinese foot reflexology, and how to find a professional practitioner of Chinese medicine.

About the Author

Bob Flaws is author, editor, and/or translator of over 80 books and scores of articles on all aspects of Chinese medicine. He is a Fellow and past Governor of the National Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, a founder, past president, and Lifetime Fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, and a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK). Bob regularly teaches and lectures all over North America and Europe. He has been in private practice in Boulder, CO since 1977 where is specializes in Chinese gynecology.

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Hannah is beside herself and doesn’t know what to do. Her body has been aching all over for several months. In addition, she has been extremely fatigued and depressed. If she could only get a good night’s sleep, she thinks she might feel better. However, she can only sleep till four o’clock each night. Then she lies awake in bed, tossing and turning, unable to go back to sleep. Her PMS has gotten so bad lately that she’s afraid her husband is going to leave her, and if she misses any more work, her boss is certainly going to fire her. To top it off, every time she eats, her abdomen becomes bloated and crampy and she has urgent diarrhea several times per day. She’s been to several different doctors and all have told her she has something different. One tested her for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus which, thankfully, turned out to be negative. Another told her she was depressed. A third said she had something called chronic fatigue syndrom and that she may! ! be sick for months or even years. She been taking Ibuprofen as it is were M & M’s. One of the doctors prescribed Prozac, but she didn’t want to take it. Another prescribed Flexeril, but she finds it makes her so drowsy, she can’t concentrate or think. If she doesn’t find a solution to all this soon, Hannah thinks she really will go crazy. If this sounds like you or anyone you know, read on. What Hannah really has is fibromyalgia, along with 3-6 million other Americans, and it is the causes and cure of fibromyalgia that are the subjects of this book.

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome or FMS, is a condition mostly affecting women between 20-50 years of age. It is characerized by chronic, widespread, severe muscular aching and pain, and stiffness accompanied by insomnia, fatigue, and depression. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus, it is neither a rheumatic, inflammatory, progressive, or degenerative disorder. However, it is also not solely a psychosomatic or psychiatric disorder. In other words, it is not all in the patient’s head. What it is is a chronic, debilitating condition of unknown etiology or cause, but which is probably caused by a number of different factors involving a complex relationship between the psyche (the mind) and the soma (the body). In 1987, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized FMS as a true illness and major cause of disability.

Because this condition does not result in any physical damage to the body or its tissues, there is no one laboratory test or x-ray which can confirm this diagnosis. Becuase this condition is so commonly associated with chronic, enduring fatigue, it is often confused with chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS) in the US. Howeve, unlike CFIDS, fibromyalgia sufferers usually experience much more significant muscle-joint aching and pain…………….

Fibromyalgia Symptoms & Treatment | Andrew Weil, M.D.

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    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by a generalized, aching pain. In the United States, an estimated five million people suffer from this disorder. Most are women of childbearing age.

    The Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia symptoms include aches and stiffness in muscles, tendons (which attach muscles to bone) and ligaments (which attach bones to each other). The pain can occur in any part of the body and can be widespread or localized. Fibromyalgia symptoms typically develop gradually and frequently come and go in cycles. Women tend to experience more widespread problems, while men more often develop localized fibromylagia symptoms, such as pain in the shoulder.

    • Pain. Fibromyalgia pain is often described as a deep muscular aching that is either burning, throbbing or sharp. The pain and stiffness is often worse in the morning.
    • Fatigue. The sensation of being drained of energy and unable to concentrate can vary from mild to incapacitating.
    • Difficulty sleeping. Sleep does not feel refreshing; and fibromyalgia patients report feeling exhausted when they wake up.
    • Sensitivities. About 50 percent of fibromyalgia patients report sensitivities to noise, bright lights, odors, medications and certain foods.
    • Chronic headaches. An estimated 50 percent of patients report migraines or tension headaches.
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Between 40 to 70 percent of patients experience diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain and gas.

    Other fibromyalgia symptoms may include dizziness or lightheadedness, menstrual cramping, jaw pain, numbness and tingling sensations, cognitive and memory problems (often called “fibro fog”), temporomandibular joint disorder, pelvic pain, restless leg syndrome, sensitivity to chemicals and temperature, and anxiety and depression. These symptoms can vary in intensity and, like the pain of fibromyalgia, wax and wane over time.

    Because none of the symptoms of fibromyalgia are unique to this condition, physicians cannot make a diagnosis based on the presence of one or more of them. Instead, today’s diagnostic criteria specify that patients must have had pain in four quadrants of the body for a minimum of three months and tenderness in at least 11 of 18 specific areas called “tender points” on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms or legs that hurt when touched.

    The Causes Of Fibromyalgia

    New research suggests that imbalances in the nervous system amplify normal sensation, making even a slight touch feel painful. This super-sensitivity to pain appears to be genetic. Fibromyalgia does run in families, and researchers have identified one gene believed to be involved in the syndrome. Patients also have higher-than-normal levels of a neuropeptide called substance P that is involved in the communication of pain signals to the brain, and lower-than-normal levels of the pain-mitigating hormones serotonin and norepinephrine.

    Even if you are born with a genetic predisposition to fibromyalgia, you still need to experience something that triggers the disorder. This can be a viral infection, emotional stress, an accident or injury or, perhaps, exposure to certain drugs or chemicals.

    What Is The Conventional Fibromyalgia Treatment?

    There is no single reliable fibromyalgia treatment. It often requires a team approach, enlisting physicians who are familiar with the disorder (not all doctors are; in fact, some physicians argue that fibromyalgia isn’t real since no physical signs can be detected by x-rays, blood tests or other diagnostic techniques).

    Only a single pharmaceutical drug, pregabalin (Lyrica) has been approved by the FDA as a fibromyalgia treatment, but a number of other drugs are frequently used:

    • Painkillers: These can range from familiar over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) to prescription medicines, sometimes including narcotics, for those with severe muscle pain. However, no solid evidence has shown that narcotics are effective for the chronic pain of fibromyalgia and continued use presents a risk of physical or psychological dependence.
    • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): This category includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen sodium (Anaprox, Aleve). These drugs work by inhibiting prostaglandins, substance which play a role in pain and inflammation. They can help relieve the muscle aches of fibromyalgia as well as the menstrual cramps and headaches often associated with the disorder.
    • Antidepressants: These drugs help elevate levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the central nervous system. Low levels of these chemicals are associated not only with depression, but with pain and fatigue. Tricyclic antidepressants taken at bedtime in dosages lower than those used to treat depression can help promote restorative sleep, relax painful muscles and heighten the effects of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killers. Other antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), taken in doses lower than those used to treat depression, can reduce fatigue and some other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. A combination of the tricyclic, amitriptyline, and the SSRI fluoxetine seems to relieve symptoms better than either drug alone.
    • Benzodiazepines: Such as valium may be prescribed to help relax tense, painful muscles and stabilize the erratic brain waves that can interfere with deep sleep. These drugs can also relieve symptoms of restless legs syndrome, which is common among people with fibromyalgia. Because of the potential for addiction, doctors usually prescribe benzodiazepines only when other drugs haven’t helped.

    In addition, fibromyalgia treatment may include a combination of physical and occupational therapy, as well as instruction in pain-management and coping techniques, and in properly balancing rest and activity.

    What Natural Treatments Does Dr.

    Weil Recommend For Fibromyalgia?

    The following lifestyle changes:

    • Exercise. Regular exercise has proven one of the best treatments. Although muscle pain may worsen during exercise, the pain usually dissipates within 30 minutes. Stretching and low-impact aerobic activity (swimming, walking, yoga, or using cardiovascular machines like stationary bikes or elliptical trainers) are often the most effective.
    • Regular sleeping habits. This is critical for reducing pain and improving energy and mood.
    • Relaxation techniques. Meditation, yoga or breath work can help counteract stress.
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy. To learn how to cope better with symptoms and stress.
    • Acupuncture or massage. Both are often helpful in relief of whole-body systemic conditions.
    • The Feldenkrais Method. To correct poor posture or habits of movement that may contribute to pain.

    Nutrition And Supplements For Fibromyalgia

    • A diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can fortify your body’s natural defenses and healing system.
    • Eliminate polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils, and all foods (such as deep-fried foods) that might contain trans-fatty acids. Use extra-virgin olive oil as your principal fat.
    • Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Eat ginger and turmeric regularly for their anti-inflammatory effects.
    • In addition to a daily antioxidant regimen, take 250 mg of magnesium and 500-700 mg of calcium daily to help relax and maintain nerves and muscles. (However, Dr. Weil does not recommend calcium supplements for men.
    • Boswellia and malic acid may also be beneficial.

    Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia – Mother Earth Living

     

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    Fibromyalgia usually affects women and is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. The cause is uncertain, but it may be linked to an excess of certain brain chemicals or a fault with the transmission of pain signals. Symptoms include muscle stiffness, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal discomfort, anxiety, and depression.

    Herbs

    Tonic herbs are the main natural remedy for fibromyalgia, with the focus on herbs to improve circulation to the head and central nervous system. Herbs also help relax muscles, calm the mind, and relieve pain. Star with low doses and build up gradually.

    Gotu kola is a relaxing tonic for the brain and nerves. It enhances cognitive function and rebuilds connective tissues. See box, opposite. Avoid in pregnancy and with epilepsy. May cause skin sensitivity. Take 1-1/2 – 2-1/2 milliliters of 1:2 extract in a little water 3 times daily.

    Wild oats are restorative and a tonic for the nerves, making them useful for treating a state of debility. Take 1 – 2-1/2 milliliters of the green milky seed extract in a little water 3 times daily.

    Licorice interacts with the body’s adrenal function, balancing hormones and restoring vitality, to help treat fibromyalgia. Avoid with hypertension and during pregnancy, and large doses over long periods. Make a decoction with 1/2-1 teaspoon dried liquorice root per 9 fluid ounces (250 milliliters) boiling water, and drink 4-1/2 -9 fluid ounces (130-250 milliliters) 3 times daily. 

    Food

    A varied, nutrient-dense diet with whole foods is vital for supporting fibromyalgia, helping to manage discomfort and energize.

    Goji berries and sour cherries contain natural melatonin, which promotes regular sleep cycles to help restore energy levels. Snack on a handful of goji berries or have a glass of sour cherry juice before bedtime to aid sleep and reduce pain.

    Coconut oil, as well as being a source of quick fuel, is also anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting. Use 3-4 tablespoons each day in cooking, dressings, or just eaten on its own.

    Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi contain beneficial organisms that help balance gut flora. Use as condiments for main meals several times a week.

    Supplements

    Certain key nutrients can help to ease pain and fatigue, so try to make these part of your daily regimen.

    CoQ10, a vitamin-like compound, is necessary for the production of energy at a metabolic level and can help to reduce the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Take 300 milligrams daily. 

    Omega-3 fatty acids, from fish or algal sources, have an anti-inflammatory action that may help to reduce pain and stiffness. Take up to 2 grams daily.   

    Turmeric contains curcumin, well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Take up to 1 gram daily.   

    Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to chronic pain.  Take a high-dose supplement of up to 1600 iu vitamin D3 daily. 

    Lifestyle

    Insomnia can raise the risk of fibromyalgia, especially in women. A regular sleep routine is essential to combat pain and exhaustion.

    Gentle regular exercise, especially swimming, can relieve pain and improve quality of life.

    Yoga can be an effective way of managing fibromyalgia pain.

    Other Therapies

    Acupuncture can help to reduce pain and improve quality of life for those with chronic pain conditions. 

    Massage, with or without essentials oils, can aid relaxation, relieve pain, and reduce anxiety and depression. Weekly sessions are the most beneficial.

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    Top 5 Natural Fibromyalgia Treatments

    Reprinted with the kind permission of Dr. Axe.com.

    Fibromyalgia is widespread muscle pain with no specific cause. For a diagnosis to be made, you must have pain in at least 11 of 18 specific trigger points.

    Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that includes long-term, body wide pain in the muscles and connective tissues.

    This characteristic pain may be accompanied by fatigue, headaches, and difficulty with sleep, anxiety, and depression. Females in the age group 20 to 50 are the most likely to suffer from fibromyalgia.

    Some potential causes include: allergies to chemicals or foods, viruses, hormonal problems, poor digestion, candidiasis, spinal misalignments, stress, or neurotransmitter deficiency.

    The best place to start to improve symptoms is to start eating specific anti-inflammatory foods for fibromyalgia with the fibromyalgia diet.

    The Fibromyalgia Diet

    The fibromyalgia diet consists of eating mostly fruits, vegetables, sprouted nuts and organic wild meat.  Here are the top foods to heal fibromyalgia.

    Green vegetables – These provide essential minerals, such as magnesium, for optimal health and well-being.

    Clean lean protein – Helps muscles and tissues maintain energy and proper function.

    Fermented foods and cultured dairy – Probiotic foods such as yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut help prevent candidiasis, a root cause of fibromyalgia.

    Omega-3 fats – These healthy omega-3 fats reduce inflammation and can reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia.

    Antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, E – Fruits, vegetables and herbs are good sources of these potent disease fighters.

    Foods to Avoid

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    Gluten – Can cause autoimmune issues, is pro-inflammatory and can make fibromyalgia worse.

    Any potential food allergen – Try to determine what foods you are allergic to and eliminate those from your diet. An elimination diet is a very effective way to determine food intolerances.  Common allergens: gluten, shellfish, dairy, and peanuts.

    Sugar – Increases pain and inflammation.

    Processed foods or foods with additives – These foods contain chemicals that will make your condition worse.

    Excess alcohol and caffeine – Can cause mineral deficiencies and dehydration.

    Top 5 Natural Fibromyalgia Treatments

    Here are the best supplements and natural remedies for fibromyalgia:

    1. Magnesium (500 mg daily) – Fibromyalgia has been linked to a mineral deficiency. It also helps relax the nerves and muscles.

    2. Fish Oil (1,000 mg daily) – The anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil will help reduce pain.

    3. Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU daily)– Vitamin D deficiency can exacerbate autoimmune conditions.

    4. D-Ribose (5g 3x daily) – Helps alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia by improving cellular energy.

    5. Rhodiola and Ashwagandha (500-1000 mg daily) – Adaptogen herbs help improve improve metabolic function and reduce stress.

    Lifestyle Remedies:
    Changing daily habits can improve fibromyalgia symptoms include reducing stress, exercise, and chiropractic care to reduce muscle tension.

    Emotional Counseling:
    Many people with Fibromyalgia have gone through emotional trauma and counseling can greatly improve recovery. Also, scheduling relaxing activities can increase healing.

    Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia

    Helichrysum oil has been shown to decrease muscle pain, improve circulation and support healing of nerve tissue which makes it an effective natural treatment for fibromyalgia.

    Lavender oil is also excellent to reduce the emotional stress associated with fibromyalgia and making a homemade muscle rub can help reduce pain.

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    Dr. Josh Axe is a C.N.S. Certified Nutrition Specialist, expert in Natural Medicine, a speaker for Fortune 500 Companies and a doctor of chiropractic. He is a nationally sought-after speaker, bestselling author of The Real Food Diet Cookbook, a Physician for Olympic level athletes and a regular contributing writer for one of the largest U.S. natural supplement companies, Garden of Life. He runs draxe.com, providing real advice for health and wellness that families can actually use.

    Read The Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia: How To Recover From Fibromyalgia In 40 Days Online by Manish Arora

    The Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia – How To Recover From Fibromyalgia In 40 Days

    . . . Fibromyalgia is not what you have been told it is by the, doctors, medical research scientists, and the pharmaceutical companies and it is absolutely 100% completely curable, Forever. . .

    No Need To Search For A Cure For Fibromyalgia!

    Why? Because there already is one.But the real cure will never put one dollar of profit into any of the giant pharmaceutical companies or other medical for profit organizations, and the reason is simple. You can cure your Fibromyalgia forever without any of their drugs, or help for that matter.

    The drug companies are not interested in finding a cure for Fibromyalgia because they invent maintenance drugs, not cures.

    Even if the pharmaceutical companies knew what really cured Fibromyalgia they most likely wouldn’t make that information public.Why? Because curing people means losing customers and losing customers is really not considered very good business. Is It?

    So there is not much profit in a drug that cures. But there’s lots of profit in maintenance drugs. Drugs the pharmaceutical companies can sell you, month after month, year after year, for the rest of YOUR LIFE.

    And the cost of those drugs can be staggering. Drugs can run into thousands of dollars every year. That’s money right out of your pocket and into the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies for no reason at all. Why no reason?

    Because you don’t need their drugs to put an end to your pain and suffering from Fibromyalgia. In fact no drug exists that can end your Fibromyalgia.

    Billions at stake!

    And here is the kicker. The pharmaceutical companies are not the only industry that knows that you don’t need drugs to cure Fibromyalgia. Even with all those billions of dollars that Big Pharma makes every year they pale in comparison to the industry responsible for the pain and suffering of Fibromyalgia

    What causes Fibromyalgia?

    Maybe you have heard that it is possible that Fibromyalgia might be a genetic defect (inherited),or maybe a neurological disorder (dealing with brain function, a chemical imbalance). But Fibromyalgia has nothing to do with any of these conditions, and is the reason why the pharmaceutical companies, research scientist, and the medical community would not find a cure even if they wanted to.

    And why is that? Because as I said there already is a cure

    The Cure For Fibromyalgia Is Not A Puzzle!

    The cure is not a puzzle that you need to put together, like eat this, take that vitamin, drink this juice, do five push-ups, and whistle the national anthem while standing on one leg. Then when you accomplish all of these tasks Fibromyalgia will be cured. NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT!

    What will cure your Fibromyalgia is simple and easy to follow, and it will absolutely cure your Fibromyalgia once and for all, guaranteed

    Are You Going To Do Nothing?

    If you do nothing your Fibromyalgia will continue to get much worse over the years and take away more of your energy and the joy of life.

    Fibromyalgia will invade every part of your life that is precious to you if it hasn’t already.

    Your performance day to day will decline as your Fibromyalgia escalates from your lack of energy and enthusiasm, and being constantly exhausted from not sleeping because of tenderness and pain.

    Fibromyalgia drains your energy and vitality, and reduces the quality of life for you and the lives of people around you.

    Fibromyalgia robs you of the sleep that you musthave, keeping you awake long after everyone else has fallen to sleep.This leaves you alone and awake deep into the night and early morning, and into depression.

    Now…The Decision Is Yours

    Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally – Nuview Nutrition

    About 2 percent of the United States population is affected by Fibromyalgia. That’s about five million people! Think about it: That’s as if every person in the great state of Colorado had fibromyalgia. Fibro is about seven times more common in women than men, and is more likely to develop in middle age and later in life.

    What is Fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia is a long-term or chronic disorder. It’s associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue. Symptoms like these are considered subjective, meaning they can’t be determined or measured by tests. Because its symptoms are subjective and there isn’t a clear known cause, fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as another disease.

    What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia is often associated with areas of tenderness, which are called trigger points or tender points. These are places on your body where even light pressure can cause pain.

    Today, these points are rarely used to diagnose fibromyalgia. Instead, they may be used as one way for doctors to narrow their list of possible diagnoses. Doctors use a combination of other consistent symptoms along with trigger points to help with diagnosis.

    The pain caused by these trigger points can also be described as a consistent dull ache affecting many areas of your body. If you were to experience this pain for at least three months, doctors may consider this a symptom of fibromyalgia.

    People with this disorder may also experience:

    • fatigue
    • trouble sleeping
    • sleeping for long periods of time without feeling rested
    • headaches
    • depression
    • anxiety
    • inability to focus or difficulty paying attention
    • pain or dull aching in the lower abdomen

    Symptoms may be a result of the brain and nerves misinterpreting or overreacting to normal pain signals. This may be due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.

    The primary cause of fibromyalgia pain is the depletion and decreased efficiency of stress-coping hormones like serotonin.  This lowers the threshold and magnifies pain. This lower threshold causes pain that would normally be well-managed to be more pronounced.  Pain due to a low pain threshold is known as allodynia.

    There are numerous triggers for fueling the flames of fibromyalgia pain:

    1. Food sensitivities
    2. Joint traumas
    3. Osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis)
    4. Autoimmune arthritis, past surgeries (scars)
    5. Inflammation
    6. Leaky gut
    7. and many, many others

    Basically, anything that increases inflammation increases the likelihood of pain, and in fibromyalgia a little inflammation can create a Lot of Pain!

    Is there a Gut and Brain Connection?

    Leaky gut equals leaky brain – it is all connected.  Intestinal permeability (leaky gut) happens when the digestive tract lining leaks toxins into the bloodstream, which then trigger allergic reactions and inflammation.  Toxins and inflammation both effect the brain and can contribute to headaches, fatigue, depression and brain fog.  The autoimmune reaction to these toxins create pain all over the body, especially in areas of trigger points.

    Many of my clients take heartburn medications or NSAID’s for heartburn and pain, but these drugs decrease the natural enzymes in the digestive system, which can make the lining permeable and cause leaky gut.  These enzymes are depleted through prescription medications, NSAID’s, poor diet, steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics, excess alcohol and caffeine.

    The popular NSAID, ibuprofen, is a big cause of leaky gut syndrome.  It leads to stomach ulcers that can cause bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, which would require surgery and blood transfusions to correct.

    In addition to the above risks, NSAID’s also deplete melatonin, your natural sleep hormone, and increase blood pressure.

    An elimination diet combining nutritional supplements, like L-glutamine, can help reverse leaky gut symptoms along with a gut restoration program implementing the 4 R program:

    • Remove – offending substances from the diet
    • Replace – digestive enzymes and stomach acid where necessary
    • Reinoculate – the bowel with pre- and probiotics
    • Regenerate – the gastrointestinal mucosa through proper nutritional support

    Fibromyalgia Elimination Plan

    Multiple clinical studies show that treating fibromyalgia symptoms require a multi-pronged approach that includes changes in diet and nutrition. A collaborative study from researchers in Italy have found that fibromyalgia patients can benefit from specific dietary changes and nutritional supplementation.

    This study found that the elimination of gluten has the potential for improving symptoms of fibromyalgia. This result is echoed in another recent study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, where researchers studied the effect of a one-year gluten-free diet in patients with co-occurring IBS and fibromyalgia.

    In fact, one of the subgroups in the study experienced significant improvement in all symptoms and an improvement in quality of life scores.

    Of foods to avoid when treating fibromyalgia, gluten is obviously key. Researchers from both the studies above encourage more research and further study of recommended dietary and nutritional changes for fibromyalgia patients.

    In addition to eliminating gluten, it’s essential to limit caffeine intake, as it can contribute to restless sleep and insomnia, anxiety, muscle tremors and depression. Many of the symptoms fibromyalgia patients experience every day.

    Remember, caffeine lurks not only in coffee, tea and colas but also in energy drinks, non-cola flavored sodas and even some over-the-counter pain medications. Currently, the FDA doesn’t require caffeine to be listed on nutrition labels. This makes it difficult for individuals trying to limit or avoid caffeine.

    Be mindful of chocolate bars, as some manufacturers add caffeine to their recipe, as well as diet pills and some deceptive processed foods marketed as “perky” or “morning spark.”

    Avoiding artificial sweeteners at all costs they are made from dangerous chemicals, many common artificial sweeteners on the market today contain compounds linked to cancer, thyroid conditions, memory loss and seizures.

    When fighting the symptoms of fibromyalgia, it’s important to not stimulate further complications and medical conditions. Reducing your body’s toxic burden by eliminating gluten, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, processed foods and partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats, you can make a difference in how you feel and in your quality of life

    Foods to Include in a Fibromyalgia Diet

    Now let’s look at a healthy fibromyalgia diet. Replace the foods mentioned above with nutrient-dense clean proteins, raw dairy, fermented foods, organic fruits and vegetables.

    Many fibromyalgia patients have underlying nutritional deficiencies and may be deficient in key nutrients including vitamins B12, C, and D, as well as folic acid and the essential mineral magnesium.   The goal is to reduce inflammation and build the body’s natural defenses. Simply put, this requires a change in diet, a radical change for some people.

    Magnesium-Rich Foods: Include lots of green leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, yogurt or kefir, almonds, and avocados in your diet to increase magnesium levels. Aim for a minimum of three servings a day of these foods to help ease the pain and discomfort associated with fibromyalgia.

    Melatonin-Rich Foods: As sleep disorders are common among fibromyalgia symptoms, increasing the sleep hormone melatonin is recommended. Melatonin supplements are considered generally safe, but it can interact with certain medications, including immunosuppressant’s, birth control pills, anticoagulants and diabetic prescriptions.

    Fortunately, there are many foods you can eat to get the melatonin you need! Melatonin-rich foods include the following:

    • Tart/Sour Cherries and Cherry Juice
    • Walnuts
    • Mustard Seed
    • Rice
    • Ginger
    • Asparagus
    • Tomatoes
    • Fresh Mint
    • Bananas

    Studies show that deficiencies in zinc, magnesium and folate are linked with lower melatonin levels.  This is why it’s essential on a fibromyalgia diet to eat foods rich in essential nutrients.

    Foods High in Tryptophan: Tryptophan is needed by the body to produce serotonin, which is associated with restful sleep. When people think of tryptophan, they often think of turkey but there are other healthy foods with high tryptophan levels — including nuts, grass-fed dairy, wild fish, free-range chicken, sprouted grain, and sesame seeds — that can help you sleep.

    Coconut Oil: Replace all unhealthy fats with coconut oil.  Incorporate three to four tablespoons per day into your diet to help reduce joint pain, balance hormones, improve memory and overall brain function.

    Fermented Foods and Drinks:  Kombucha and other fermented products help to restore a healthy flora balance to the gut. As many sufferers of fibromyalgia also have IBS, it’s important to improve digestion. Sauerkraut and kefir should also be incorporated to the fibromyalgia diet to help relieve ‘fibro fog,’ aches and pains.

    Wild Fish: Salmon and tuna are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids and other essential vitamins and minerals. For people with fibromyalgia and other rheumatoid conditions, wild fish and fish oil are essential. In fact, omega-3 supplements can curb stiffness, joint pain, lower depression and improve mental skills.

    Turmeric: Add freshly grated turmeric (or curcumin) to your favorite recipes. Curcumin is the active ingredient renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. To help the body absorb it properly, it’s important to consume turmeric with black pepper.

    Ginger: This proven strong anti-inflammatory spice helps to relieve pain. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in Miami, researchers found study participants given ginger experienced a greater reduction in knee pain than those given acetaminophen.

    Add fresh ginger to salad dressings, marinades and other favorite recipes

    A healthy diet, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements are all part of the equation for fighting the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

    The potential for lifestyle changes to help fibromyalgia symptoms cannot be glossed over. Nonmedical intervention is necessary to relieve symptoms, including a healthy fibromyalgia diet and supplements. Chiropractic care, reducing stress, regular exercise, acupuncture, yoga and massage therapy can all be helpful.

    Using a Functional Medicine approach, Nuview Nutrition LLC specialized in reversing and delaying chronic illness through customized nutritional plans that are designed to address your underlying issues.

    Call us today if you need help with your Fibromyalgia and any other health concern.  248-625-5143

     

    Cindy Crandell RN, CN

    Functional Medicine Nutritionist

    Nuview Nutrition LLC

    7300 Dixie Hwy

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    Clarkston, MI  (Oakland County, MI ) 48346

     

    Resources:

    The Fibro Doctor Intestinal Permeability, Leaky Gut and Fibromyalgia

    Andy Smith everything you need to know about Fibromyalgia

    Dr. Josh Axe – Fibromyalgia Overcome Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Dr Mercola Fibromyalgia treatment

    90,000 Estrogen Fibromyalgia Syndrome What Women Need to Know?

    Fibromyalgia syndrome currently affects about 5 million people in the United States. Eighty to ninety percent of them are women. Most women were diagnosed between 40 and 55 years old … which begs an interesting question. This age range coincides with the onset of menopause in most women! Could there be a link between estrogen and fibromyalgia that could lead to new treatments for this debilitating disease?

    Recent studies of the phenomena of estrogen and fibromyalgia indicate that administering estrogen replacement therapy to patients with fibromyalgia does not relieve pain.Be aware that there is a risk of long-term estrogen use, including breast cancer and cardiovascular problems. However, there appear to be some beneficial effects in treating other symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and mood disorders (anxiety and depression).

    Estrogen and fibromyalgia together play a significant role in the severity of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), when women with fibromyalgia have more severe symptoms, including back pain, abdominal cramps, insomnia, and headaches.Women with estrogen and fibromyalgia problems are also much more vulnerable to dysmenorrhea and breast cysts along with PMS … and women with fibromyalgia have more severe pregnancy symptoms, as well as increased levels of pain, fatigue, and muscle stiffness. During their menstrual cycle, these women will be more vulnerable to emotional stress, mental fog, and confusion than women who do not have fibromyalgia.

    Estrogen dominance and fibromyalgia

    A combination of estrogen and fibromyalgia may be more symptomatic when estrogen is dominant.In premenopausal women, estrogen dominance is a condition in which the body’s estrogen levels are out of balance with progesterone. It doesn’t matter if the body’s estrogen levels are low, normal or high … there is not enough progesterone to create a natural balance. What could be causing this imbalance? We get additional estrogen from many external sources such as birth control pills, cattle and commercially fed poultry, our health and beauty products (absorbed by the skin), our body fat (when obese is converted to estrogen), caffeinated drinks such as coffee (which stimulates estrogen production in the body) and stress associated with adrenal fatigue … just to name a few.

    Some symptoms of estrogen dominance (more information and symptoms can be found online with Natural Progesterone Advisory) which can mimic other diseases such as fibromyalgia, diabetes and hypothyroidism:

    • Eclipse of the brain
    • Cold feet and hands
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Migraines and headaches
    • Decreased sex drive and infertility
    • Cervical dysplasia
    • Dry eye syndrome
    • Mid-episode fat gain
    • insomnia
    • Water Retention
    • Memory Loss
    • Increased irritability
    • Thyroid diseases
    • Irregular menstrual cycle and PMS

    This does not mean that estrogen dominance only mimics fibromyalgia.A person with estrogen problems may also suffer from fibromyalgia. However, the combination of estrogen and fibromyalgia makes it difficult for doctors to diagnose these conditions. Treatment for estrogen dominance is usually a synthetic progestin. However, there is a problem with side effects, many of which can be at least as pathetic as fibromyalgia and include joint and muscle pain, weight gain, bloating, fatigue, depression, and so on.

    Only your physician can determine the best treatment for a patient’s predominant estrogen and fibromyalgia condition.The trick seems to be to find a balance in treating estrogen and fibromyalgia symptoms.

    For the patient, make sure you keep a record of estrogen and fibromyalgia symptoms and treatment outcomes to help your doctor make the right treatment decision for your condition. To support the treatment recommended by your doctor for estrogen and fibromyalgia use, you can use:

    1. Fibromyalgia Exercise Program
    2. Maintaining a healthy weight
    3. Start a nutritional program to rebuild your body from the inside out.

    Since fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease, there is a need to strengthen the body at the cellular level, where damage occurs through the immune system … which has been recognized by the AMA. For more information on natural treatments for fibromyalgia symptoms, contact me now by clicking one of the links below.

    90,000 I think I have fibromyalgia: what should I do? – Psychology

    2021

    Do you feel that your whole body hurts and you feel tired during the day? Do you have trouble sleeping at night and find it difficult to concentrate? There is a condition called fibromyalgia, symptom

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    Do you feel that your whole body hurts and you feel tired during the day? Do you have trouble sleeping at night and find it difficult to concentrate? There is a condition called fibromyalgia, the symptoms of which can go unnoticed due to the fatigue and stress caused by the fast pace of life.However, it must be detected and treated in time in order to prevent it from ending in serious consequences.

    It is very important to know all the information about this disease in order to detect it in time and begin the most effective treatment. To do this, in this Psychology-Online article we will answer the question “ I think I have fibromyalgia: what should I do? ” development of a complete description with symptoms, causes and treatment.

    What is fibromyalgia

    We define this syndrome as a change in pain receptors.This change leads to the fact that certain stimuli are perceived as painful, which is usually not the case. It is a chronic and complex disease. In fact, with such a variety of signs and symptoms, it is preferable to call it a syndrome rather than a disease. It is associated with high levels of stress, anxiety and the possible genetic significance of fibromyalgia is being studied, and it is known to affect a large proportion of the female population.

    Is fibromyalgia a fictitious disease?

    This disease has a very bad reputation for being difficult to correctly diagnose, but it is important to note that this is a real syndrome and affects more people than we think.According to the Spanish Society of Rheumatology, a million people are more or less affected by this disease.

    The problem with the prevalence data collected is the same again, it is very difficult to determine how many people have fibromyalgia if we cannot make the correct diagnosis.

    Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Despite this amount of doubt, many studies are being conducted to shed light on this syndrome. One of the key points in understanding fibromyalgia is knowing how it manifests itself in humans and what exactly its symptoms are.

    If you still have a question, “I think I have fibromyalgia, what should I do?” You can see the list below about the main symptoms of fibromyalgia:

    Fibromyalgia: Initial Symptoms

    • Less Muscle Mobility: This symptom is more related to subjective perception than muscle movement itself.
    • Disturbed sleep rhythms
    • Abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Very specific pain points in the body
    • Low attention and concentration

    Symptoms of severe fibromyalgia

    • Generalized pain throughout the body
    • Fatigue and tiredness during the day, including from sleep disturbances accompanying fibromyalgia
    • General stiffness, especially in the morning.
    • Swollen arms and legs
    • Disturbed sleep rhythms
    • Memory loss

    Even if your symptoms appear as initial symptoms on the list, this is important. go to a specialist to offer you help and treatment. When the syndrome gets worse, various mental disorders can appear, such as anxiety, depression, or high levels of stress.

    Fibromyalgia: Causes

    Another big question that arises about fibromyalgia is its origin or causes.At first, the reason why a person could get this disease was unknown, however, various factors were studied:

    1. Genetic Causes

    One of the main factors that determines whether you have fibromyalgia is your genetics. In fact, this syndrome occurs in one third of children whose parents were previously diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

    2. Physical factors

    There are some factors that seem to be shared by people with this condition, as we said earlier, there are receptor changes neurons that cause generalized pain characteristic of fibromyalgia.This means that a change in the nervous system is quite a defining reason. Another physical factor to consider is whether we had brain trauma could cause an imbalance in our nervous system.

    How to find out if I have fibromyalgia

    It is possible that, despite the identification of certain symptoms in us, it is not entirely clear to us whether we suffer from fibromyalgia or not, in this case it is important to see a specialist for a complete medical examination.Although there are no laboratory tests that diagnose fibromyalgia, examination based on physical examination was developed to determine if we have fibromyalgia and to rule out other conditions.

    In the physical examination in this case it will be based on the placement of the so-called “ trigger points ” These are 18 areas throughout the body where pain is concentrated, so characteristic of this disease. The diagnostic criterion of this test is that 11 of 18 trigger points are perceived as painful.

    Other Diagnostic Criteria To find out if we have fibromyalgia:

    • Slow, stooped gait
    • Fatigue due to lack of sleep
    • Loss of mental alertness

    Which doctor diagnoses fibromyalgia

    Although physical tests to rule out other conditions can be performed in a hospital by a general practitioner or general practitioner. According to the WHO, it is a rheumatologist who must diagnose fibromyalgia as he specializes in this disease.

    Fibromyalgia: Treatment

    “I think I have fibromyalgia: what should I do?” This doubt can arise from anxiety about our health, especially if we feel weak, tired and want to find an effective treatment to eliminate these annoying symptoms.

    We regret to report that, as a chronic disease, there is no definitive cure However, the goal of fibromyalgia treatment is to control pain and manage psychological symptoms.

    B psychotherapy This is a powerful tool to learn how to endure pain and be able to live with it, in addition, there are drugs that are prescribed in a special way to relieve symptoms, usually antidepressants, anxiolytics and drugs anticonvulsants .

    Natural Cures for Fibromyalgia

    • He Exercise It can help us maintain muscle mobility and relieve pain, and it also helps us maintain the sleep cycle by aligning the hormones that control it, however, if we decide to exercise, it should to be soft and weak so as not to cause us even more pain.
    • Eat fruits, vegetables and foods containing antioxidants This way we protect ourselves from cellular wear and remove toxins from our body.
    • Exercise and relaxation techniques can also help us ease anxiety and learn to live with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

    This article is for informational purposes only, in Psychology-Online we cannot diagnose or recommend treatment. We invite you to consult a psychologist for the treatment of your specific case.

    If you want to read more articles similar to I think I have fibromyalgia: what should I do? , we recommend that you enter our clinical psychology category.

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    90,000 💉 7 Natural Fibromyalgia Remedies

    Routine procedures may be overlooked or omitted

    Standard treatments for fibromyalgia include pain relievers, antidepressants, and birth control.They can help reduce symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

    For some people, these medicines may not provide an ideal solution. A study published by the Jesse and Julie Rush Foundation says drug treatments are sometimes ineffective. They can also cause side effects that make them difficult to maintain.

    The authors concluded that the best approach is to combine drug treatment with other non-drug or “complementary” therapies.Here are some options.

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    Yoga

    Natural Treatment # 1: Yoga

    Several studies show that yoga can help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Researchers in the journal Pain linked yoga to lower levels of pain associated with fibromyalgia among participants.

    Another study published in the Journal of Pain Research found similar results. Women with fibromyalgia who took a 75-minute yoga course twice a week for eight weeks reported less pain at the end of the study.They also had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood.

    Meditation

    Natural Healing # 2: Meditation

    Can meditation change the way the brain processes pain signals? Australian rheumatologist Dr. Daniel Lewis thinks so. He suggests that meditation can change the way your brain functions to help improve symptoms of fibromyalgia.

    A review of studies published in Recurrent Pains and Headaches also found that meditation can relieve pain associated with fibromyalgia.It can help calm your mind and lighten your body, promoting deep rest and relaxation. In turn, this can help your body heal itself.

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    5-HTP

    Natural Therapy No. 3: 5-HTP

    5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring amino acid. This helps your body produce serotonin. This chemical helps regulate your mood.

    Research shows 5-HTP may help improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to a review published in Rheumatology International.It can help relieve pain, morning stiffness, fatigue, and anxiety. More research is needed, but scientists believe it works in a similar way to antidepressants.

    SAMe

    Natural Therapy No. 4: SAMe

    S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) is a molecule naturally produced by the body. It is also available as a dietary supplement.

    SAMe may help relieve some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, rheumatology researchers report.For example, it can help relieve pain, morning stiffness, and tiredness. Study participants also reported some mild side effects such as stomach pain and dizziness.

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    Acupuncture

    Natural Treatment # 5: Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine. Very thin needles are inserted into the skin at different points on your body. It is used to treat various conditions.

    An article published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews suggests that it may help treat fibromyalgia.The authors reviewed nine studies with a total of 395 participants. They found some evidence that acupuncture can help improve pain and stiffness.

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    Taiji

    Natural Healing No. 6: Taiji

    Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice. This involves moving your body slowly and gently through a series of poses. It has demonstrated some potential for manifesting fibromyalgia symptoms.

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows promising results.Participants with fibromyalgia took part in a 60-minute tai chi or wellness education class and a stretch class. They attended these classes twice a week for 12 weeks. Those who practiced tai chi improved their pain, sleep quality, depression, and quality of life. The benefits were visible 24 weeks later.

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    Manual lymphatic drainage therapy

    Natural Treatment No. 7: Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (MLDT) is a type of massage.It helps move lymphatic fluid through your body. Your lymphatic system helps rid your body of waste and toxins.

    In a study published in the journal Manipulative and Physiological Therapy, researchers tested MLDT on a group of women with fibromyalgia. They did MLDT five times a week for three weeks. It has proven to be more effective than regular massage for reducing morning fatigue and anxiety. Both MLDT and regular massage have been associated with reduced pain and improved quality of life.

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    Don’t give up looking for help

    Research on fibromyalgia is still in its early stages. Experts continue to make new discoveries and achievements. Several adjunctive therapies have been shown to neutralize the symptoms of this disease.

    If standard medicines do not give you relief, you need to talk to your doctor about additional treatments. Massage therapy, yoga, meditation, or other options can help you feel better.Your doctor can help you understand the potential benefits and risks of adding these to your treatment plan.

    90,000 Discovered the nature of fibromyalgia, it turned out to be an autoimmune disease

    The discovery of the autoimmune nature of the disease gives hope for the development of effective targeted drugs. Currently, patients with debilitating fibromyaglia are mainly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs, but this does not improve their quality of life.

    Fibromyalgia is a complex condition both in terms of diagnosis and treatment.The main symptoms of the disease are chronic pain throughout the body, muscle weakness, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. There is no effective treatment for fibromyaglia because the cause of the disease is unknown.

    A study by scientists from the UK and Sweden has demonstrated that fibromyalgia is a disease of the immune system.

    Experiments have shown that many of the symptoms of the disease are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of the pain-sensitive nerves.

    To reach this conclusion, scientists injected mice with antibodies from people with fibromyalgia.Soon, the rodents had decreased muscle strength and developed sensitivity to cold and pressure. Antibodies from healthy people did not cause similar symptoms.

    “This means that antibodies cause, or at least make a major contribution to the development of the disease,” concluded the authors.

    The reverse experiment also confirmed this hypothesis. Clearing the antibodies from the body helped the mice recover within a few weeks. Such treatments are already available to humans to treat other diseases caused by an autoimmune reaction, the researchers said.

    The team is now studying the mechanism that leads to the development of disease symptoms. “Determination of disease factors that bind to antibodies will allow the development of not only effective drugs, but also a blood test for fibromyalgia,” they said.

    Fibromyalgia is often confused with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is often not considered a diagnosis by doctors. Scientists from Stanford recently unveiled the first blood test that can pinpoint the presence of the syndrome.

    MFD Medical Group – Good luck!

    Published: 25 03 2008

    Mesotherapy

    Mesotherapy is
    one of
    branches of medicine,
    using introduction
    necessary drugs
    through local
    injection.

    Mesotherapy concept
    very accurate and
    shortly defined
    one of
    founders of this
    method French
    Michelle the doctor
    Pistor: “LITTLE, RARE, IN THE RIGHT PLACE.”
    That is,
    during
    drug procedures
    introduced at the minimum
    the amount intradermally,
    the procedure is carried out
    no more than 1
    once a week,
    the medicine gets into
    exactly there,
    where is it
    necessary, as much as possible
    close to painful
    site.Depth
    injection depends
    off target
    procedures. For example,
    with alopecia
    use superficial
    injection technique
    drug, with
    elimination of signs
    aging skin and
    mesolifting product
    injected into the skin
    to a depth of 0.1-0.4
    cm, and at
    problem solving
    local obesity
    – 1-1.2 cm.
    Derma performing
    reserve function
    substance, allows
    absorbed by the drug
    in a very small
    quantity during
    long period
    time. Thanks to
    affinity for certain
    skin structures,
    the substance remains
    in place
    introduction before
    since then
    not yet
    will be spent
    cells of the body.It does
    highly effective procedure.


    Why meso?
    Advantages
    mesotherapy

    §
    In cosmetology

    We are used to
    use cream,
    lotions for
    care for
    our skin
    applying them
    directly on
    her. But
    determined that
    skin that
    is natural
    barrier, capable
    soak into
    yourself cosmetic
    means not
    more than 20 minutes and in
    quantity not
    more than 1 gram,
    through horny
    skin layer
    can not
    penetrate water and
    water-soluble substances.Therefore the injection is
    it is effective
    mechanical method
    introducing the necessary
    substances that
    walk on your own
    through natural
    no barrier
    can. In reply
    for injection,
    all
    metabolic processes,
    microcirculation improves,
    cells start
    share faster
    new
    collagen fibers and
    elastin, etc.

    Revitalization in progress
    skin improves
    her turgor and
    elasticity,
    the relief is smoothed,
    reduce wrinkles
    etc.

    When used
    mesotherapy, beautician
    can enter LITTLE,
    RARE, IN THE RIGHT PLACE, bypassing
    all barriers,
    essential for
    skin substance.

    Fillers are
    product containing
    hyaluronic acid
    high concentration
    different reticulation.
    It is used
    to receive
    instant effect
    facial rejuvenation,
    by filling
    folds and wrinkles,
    contour correction
    face and lips.
    Areas of use:
    glabellar wrinkles,
    nasolabial folds,
    purse-string wrinkles (over
    upper lip),
    wrinkles in the area
    mouth, enlargement
    volume and correction
    lip contour,
    wrinkle correction
    bitterness (corners
    mouth). Plastic
    surgery without
    scalpel.Procedure
    performed by a doctor.

    §
    In medicine

    Medicines that
    we use in
    the form of capsules,
    tablets, mixtures,
    ointments, too
    must pass
    through natural
    barrier of our
    organism – mucous,
    often causing
    her annoyance
    further, falling into
    blood, drug
    passes a certain
    way, part
    it remains in
    liver and kidneys,
    the same
    the process takes place and
    with intramuscular
    introduction, so
    as a drug
    introduced far
    from the hearth
    problems, and, in
    result,
    it reaches the RIGHT PLACE
    only 10-15% accepted
    drug.How
    usually drugs
    we should
    take daily,
    several times in
    day, often
    long courses.

    For arthrosis,
    e.g. mesotherapy
    during the acute
    phases do 1
    once a week,
    only 3 times.
    With chronic
    phase – in
    exacerbation period
    first week 2
    times before
    improvement of the condition,
    then 1 time in 2
    weeks 3 times.
    Preparation prepared
    individually for
    each person,
    entered into the region
    sore joint in
    certain points.

    Doctor picks up
    individually for
    each patient
    dosage, technique
    drug administration and
    treatment regimen.

    Treatment by the method
    medical mesotherapy
    can conduct
    only a doctor,
    trained
    by program
    University BORDEAUX 2 VICTOR SEGALEN (France)
    and received a certificate
    International Society
    mesotherapists.

    Areas
    applications

    Mesotherapy is
    proven by practice
    technique, she
    used in various
    fields of medicine and
    cosmetology, therefore
    there are 2 sections:
    aesthetic mesotherapy
    and medical mesotherapy.

    Aesthetic
    mesotherapy
    solves
    cellulite problems,
    “Bags” under
    eyes, problems of the “second”
    chin, alopecia,
    cicatricial changes
    leather (except
    keloids), asne
    vulgaris (acne
    rash), postacne,
    rosacea of ​​the skin (extended
    capillary vessels),
    helps to solve
    the problem of age
    skin changes
    faces, necks,
    neckline area,
    arms, chest,
    helps to cope
    with stress and
    etc.

    Medical
    mesotherapy
    helps
    deal with problems,
    associated with:
    • rheumatology (arthrosis,
    hallux valgus
    first finger
    tables, “heel
    spur “, etc.etc.),
    • dermoneurodystrophy,
    • help to solve
    pain problems in
    neck area (cervicoalgia),
    head, spine,
    lumboischiasis, with
    myofascial syndrome
    (muscle pain
    points, more often
    happens to women
    25-45 years old), with fibromyalgia
    (having more
    number of triggers,
    wears more
    diffuse character),
    • with vascular
    pathologies:
    * violation
    microcirculation
    * venous –
    lymphatic insufficiency
    ulcer treatment
    * arteriopathy (disorder
    art.circulation, more often
    in the legs, in smokers).
    Mesotherapy is used
    just how
    additional therapy.

    * hyperopia (if
    diopter not
    more than 2), etc.
    • sports medicine:
    * shoulder tendinitis
    * biceps tendovaginitis
    * dislocation
    scapular-clavicular junction (occurs
    stretching or
    ligament rupture,
    more common in
    judokas, rugby players)
    * ankle dislocation
    * Achilles
    tendinopathy
    * epicondylitis (more often
    in tennis players)
    * muscle problems:
    – “big” spasm,
    * muscle rupture (anatomical
    damage)

    slightly
    stories

    In 1905 Alfred
    Einhorn synthesized
    procaine (novocaine) and
    his steel
    use like
    local anesthetic.In 1925 the French
    surgeon Rene
    Lerish produced
    the first neuroblockade
    (anesthesia)
    cervicothoracic node.

    In 1958 French
    Michelle the doctor
    Pistor suggested
    not treat
    only pain
    but others
    diseases. Based on
    at work and
    the results obtained
    Lericha, he
    proposes to produce
    drug injections
    how can you
    closer to the stricken
    site. In 1958
    was offered
    the term “mesotherapy”
    and was published
    first medical
    article describing
    method.In 1963
    was organized
    French society
    mesotherapists. In 1987
    Medical Academy
    France recognized
    mesotherapy as
    one of
    fields of medicine. V
    this moment
    Bordeaux University
    2 Victor Segalen)
    in France
    is the only
    educational institution,
    where can
    get academic
    doctor’s diploma –
    mesotherapist “, and where
    specialists are trained
    from all over
    the world.

    Mesotherapy effect
    based on:

    1. Pharmacological
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    release biologically
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    immunity is activated.

    Muscle weakness – treatment, symptoms, causes, diagnosis

    There are many causes of muscle weakness and there is a wide range of conditions that can cause muscle weakness. These can be both well-known diseases and rather rare conditions. Muscle weakness can be reversible and persistent. However, in most cases, muscle weakness can be treated with exercise, physical therapy, and acupuncture.

    Muscle weakness is a fairly common complaint, but weakness has a wide range of meanings, including fatigue, decreased muscle strength, and inability to work at all.There is an even wider range of possible causes.

    The term muscle weakness can be used to describe several different conditions.

    Primary or true muscle weakness

    This muscle weakness manifests itself as an inability to perform the movement that a person wants to perform with the help of muscles the first time. There is an objective decrease in muscle strength and strength does not increase regardless of the effort. That is, the muscle is not working properly – this is abnormal.

    When this type of muscle weakness occurs, the muscles appear to be collapsed, smaller in volume. This can happen, for example, after a stroke. The same visual picture occurs with muscular dystrophy. Both conditions lead to a weakening of muscles that cannot carry out normal loads, and this is a real change in muscle strength.

    Muscle fatigue

    Fatigue is sometimes called asthenia. It is a feeling of fatigue or exhaustion that a person feels when muscles are used.The muscles don’t really get weaker, they can still do their job, but getting the muscle work takes a lot of effort. This type of muscle weakness is commonly seen in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, depression, and chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease. This may be due to a decrease in the rate at which the muscles can receive the required amount of energy.

    Muscle fatigue

    In some cases, muscle fatigue is mainly associated with increased fatigue – the muscle starts to work, but gets tired quickly and takes more time to restore function.Fatigue is often associated with muscle fatigue, but it is most noticeable in rare conditions such as myasthenia gravis and myotonic dystrophy.

    The difference between these three types of muscle weakness is often not obvious and the patient may have more than one type of weakness at once. Also, one kind of weakness can alternate with another kind of weakness. But with a careful approach to the diagnosis, the doctor manages to determine the main type of muscle weakness, since certain diseases are characterized by one or another type of muscle weakness.

    The main causes of muscle weakness

    Lack of adequate physical activity – inactive (sedentary) lifestyle.

    Lack of muscle loading is one of the most common causes of muscle weakness. If muscles are not used, then muscle fibers in the muscles are partially replaced by fat. And over time, the muscles weaken: the muscles become less dense and more flabby. And although muscle fibers do not lose their strength, their number decreases, and they are not as efficiently contracted.And the person feels that they have become smaller in volume. When you try to perform certain movements, fatigue sets in faster. The condition is reversible with reasonable regular exercise. But as we age, this condition becomes more pronounced.

    The maximum muscle strength and a short recovery period after exertion are observed at the age of 20-30. That is why most of the great athletes achieve great results at this age. However, strengthening your muscles with regular exercise can be done at any age.Many successful long distance runners were in their 40s. Muscle tolerance during prolonged activities such as a marathon remains high for longer than a powerful, short burst of activity such as a sprint.

    It is always good when a person has sufficient physical activity at any age. However, recovery from muscle and tendon injuries is slower with age. At whatever age a person decides to improve his physical fitness, a reasonable training regimen is important.And it is better to coordinate training with a specialist (instructor or exercise therapy doctor).

    Aging

    As we age, muscles lose strength and mass, and they become weaker. While most people accept this as a natural consequence of age – especially if the age is respectable, it is nevertheless uncomfortable to be unable to do what was possible at a younger age. However, exercise is beneficial in old age anyway, and safe exercise can increase muscle strength.But the recovery time after injury is much longer in old age, as involutionary changes in metabolism occur and bone fragility increases.

    Infections

    Infections and illnesses are among the most common causes of temporary muscle fatigue. This is due to inflammation in the muscles. And sometimes, even if the infectious disease has regressed, the recovery of muscle strength can take a long time.This can sometimes cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Any illness with fever and muscle inflammation can trigger chronic fatigue syndrome. However, some diseases are more likely to cause this syndrome. These include influenza, Epstein-Barr virus, HIV, Lyme disease and hepatitis C. Other less common causes are tuberculosis, malaria, syphilis, polio, and Dengue fever.

    Pregnancy

    During and immediately after pregnancy, high blood steroid levels, combined with iron deficiency, can cause muscle fatigue.This is a completely normal muscle reaction to pregnancy, however, certain gymnastics can and should be carried out, but significant physical activity should be excluded. In addition, in pregnant women, due to a violation of biomechanics, lower back pain often occurs.

    Chronic diseases

    Many chronic diseases cause muscle weakness. In some cases, this is due to a reduction in the supply of blood and nutrients to the muscles.

    Peripheral vascular disease is caused by narrowing of the arteries, usually due to cholesterol deposits, and is triggered by poor diet and smoking.The supply of blood to the muscles is reduced, and this becomes especially noticeable during exercise, when the blood flow cannot cope with the needs of the muscles. Pain is often more common in peripheral vascular disease than muscle weakness.

    Diabetes – This condition can lead to muscle weakness and loss of fitness. High blood sugar puts muscles at a disadvantage and dysfunctions. In addition, as diabetes progresses, there is a disturbance in the structure of the peripheral nerves (polyneuropathy), which in turn impairs the normal innervation of the muscles and leads to muscle weakness.In addition to nerves, arterial damage occurs in diabetes mellitus, which also leads to poor blood supply to the muscles and weakness. Heart disease, especially heart failure, can lead to a disruption in the blood supply to the muscles due to a decrease in myocardial contractility and actively working muscles do not receive enough blood (oxygen and nutrients) at the peak of the load and this can lead to rapid muscle fatigue.

    Chronic lung diseases , such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), reduce the body’s ability to consume oxygen.Muscles require a rapid supply of oxygen from the blood, especially during exercise. Decreased oxygen consumption leads to muscle fatigue. Over time, chronic lung disease can lead to muscle wasting, although this is mostly the case in advanced cases when blood oxygen levels begin to drop.

    Chronic kidney disease can lead to an imbalance of minerals and salts in the body, and it is also possible to affect the level of calcium and vitamin D. from the body.These changes can lead to both true muscle weakness and muscle fatigue.

    Anemia – is a lack of red blood cells. There are many causes of anemia, including poor diet, blood loss, pregnancy, genetic diseases, infections, and cancer. This reduces the ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the muscles in order for the muscles to contract fully. Anemia often develops rather slowly, so that by the time of diagnosis, muscle weakness and shortness of breath are already noted.

    Diseases of the central nervous system

    Anxiety: General fatigue can be triggered by anxiety. This is due to the increased activity of the adrenaline system in the body.

    Depression: General fatigue can also be caused by depression.

    Anxiety and depression are conditions that tend to cause feelings of tiredness and “fatigue” rather than true weakness.

    Chronic pain – A general effect on energy levels can lead to muscle weakness.As with anxiety, chronic pain stimulates the production of chemicals (hormones) in the body that respond to pain and trauma. These chemicals make you feel tired or tired. With chronic pain, muscle weakness can also occur as the muscles cannot be used due to pain and discomfort.

    Muscle injury due to trauma

    There are many factors that lead to direct muscle damage. The most obvious are injuries or injuries such as sports injuries, sprains and dislocations.Exercising without “warming up” and stretching muscles is a common cause of muscle damage. Any muscle injury results in bleeding from the damaged muscle fibers within the muscle, followed by swelling and inflammation. This makes the muscles less strong and also painful when performing movements. The main symptom is local pain, but weakness may appear in the future.

    Medicines

    Many medicines can cause muscle weakness and muscle damage through side effects or allergic reactions.It usually starts out as tiredness. But damage can progress if the medication continues. Most often, these effects are caused by taking such drugs: statins, some antibiotics (including ciprofloxacin and penicillin), and anti-inflammatory pain relievers (for example, naproxen and diclofenac).

    Long-term use of oral steroids also causes muscle weakness and atrophy. This is an expected side effect of steroids with long-term use and therefore doctors try to shorten the duration of steroid use.Less commonly used medications that can cause muscle weakness and muscle damage include:

    • Certain cardiac medications (eg amiodarone).
    • Chemotherapy drugs.
    • Drugs against HIV.
    • Interferons.
    • Medicines used to treat overactive thyroid gland.

    Other substances.

    Long-term alcohol consumption can lead to muscle weakness in the shoulder and thigh muscles.

    Smoking can weaken muscles indirectly. Smoking causes narrowing of the arteries, which leads to peripheral vascular disease.

    Cocaine abuse causes marked muscle weakness, as do other drugs.

    Sleep disorders

    Problems that disrupt or reduce the duration of sleep, lead to muscle fatigue, muscle fatigue. These disorders can include: insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, restless legs syndrome, shift work, and young children who stay awake at night.

    Other causes of muscle weakness

    Chronic fatigue syndrome

    This condition is sometimes associated with certain viral infections such as the Epstein-Barr virus and influenza, but the genesis of this condition has not been fully understood. The muscles are not sore, but they get tired very quickly. Patients often feel the need for greater effort to perform muscle activities that they previously performed easily.

    In chronic fatigue syndrome, muscles that are not collapsed and may have normal strength when tested.This is reassuring as it means that the chances of recovery and full recovery are very high. CFS also causes psychological fatigue when performing intellectual activities, for example, prolonged reading and communication also becomes exhausting. Patients often show signs of depression and sleep disturbances.

    Fibromyalgia

    This disease is symptomatic of chronic fatigue syndrome. However, with fibromyalgia, the muscles become painful to palpation and tire very quickly.Fibromyalgia muscles do not collapse and retain their strength during formal muscle testing. Patients tend to complain more of pain than fatigue or weakness.

    Thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism)

    In this condition, the lack of thyroid hormones leads to general fatigue. And if hypothyroidism is not treated, then muscle degeneration and malnutrition may develop over time. Such changes can be serious and in some cases irreversible.Hypothyroidism is a common condition, but muscle problems can usually be avoided with timely treatment.

    Lack of fluid in the body (dehydration) and electrolyte imbalance.

    Problems with the normal balance of salts in the body, including as a result of dehydration, can cause muscle fatigue. Muscle problems can only be very serious in extreme cases, such as dehydration during a marathon. Muscles work worse when there is an imbalance of electrolytes in the blood.

    Diseases accompanied by muscle inflammation

    Inflammatory muscle diseases, as a rule, develop in the elderly and include both polymyalgia, as well as polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Some of these conditions are well corrected by the use of steroids (which must be taken for many months before a therapeutic effect appears). Unfortunately, steroids themselves can, with prolonged use, cause muscle loss and weakness.

    Systemic inflammatory diseases such as SLE and rheumatoid arthritis often cause muscle weakness. In a small percentage of cases, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle weakness and fatigue may be the only symptoms of the disease for a significant time.

    Cancer

    Cancer and other cancers can cause direct muscle damage, but cancer in any part of the body can also cause general muscle fatigue.In the advanced stages of cancer, weight loss also leads to true muscle weakness. Muscle weakness is usually not the first sign of cancer and occurs more often in the later stages of cancer.

    Neurological conditions leading to muscle damage .

    Diseases affecting the nerves usually result in true muscle weakness. This is because if the nerve of the muscle fiber stops working properly, the muscle fiber cannot contract and as a result of the lack of movement, the muscle atrophies.Neurological diseases: Muscle weakness can be caused by cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and cerebral hemorrhage or spinal cord injury. Muscles that become partially or completely paralyzed lose their normal strength and eventually atrophy. In some cases, muscle changes are significant and recovery is very slow or function cannot be restored.

    Diseases of the spine: when the nerves are damaged (compressed at the exit from the spine by a hernia, protrusion or osteophyte), muscle weakness can appear.When a nerve is compressed, there is a violation of conduction and motor disturbances in the innervation zone of the root, and muscle weakness develops only in the muscles innervated by certain nerves that have undergone compression

    Other nervous diseases :

    Multiple sclerosis – caused by damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord and can lead to sudden paralysis. With multiple sclerosis, partial restoration of functions is possible with adequate treatment.

    Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute autoimmune inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy, manifested by flaccid paresis, sensory disturbances, autonomic disorders caused by a viral infection

    Parkinson’s Disease: This is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, both of the motor sphere, as well as of the intellectual and emotional sphere. It mainly affects people over the age of 60 and in addition to muscle weakness, Parkinson’s patients experience tremors and muscle stiffness.They often have difficulty starting and stopping movement and are often depressed.

    Rare causes of muscle weakness

    Genetic diseases affecting muscles

    Muscular dystrophies – hereditary diseases in which muscles are affected are quite rare. The most famous such disease is Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This condition occurs in children and leads to a gradual loss of muscle strength.

    Several rare muscular dystrophies can debut in adulthood, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome and Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy syndrome. They also cause a gradual loss of muscle strength and often these conditions can lead to disability and wheelchair confinement.

    Sarcoidosis – is a rare condition in which clumps of cells (granulomas) form in the skin, lungs and soft tissues, including muscles. The condition can heal on its own after a few years.

    Amyloidosis – is also a rare disease in which there is an accumulation (deposits) of abnormal protein (amyloid) throughout the body, including in the muscles and kidneys.

    Other rare causes: Direct muscle damage can occur in rare inherited metabolic diseases. Examples include: glycogen storage diseases and, even less commonly, mitochondrial diseases, which occur when the energy systems within muscle cells are not working properly.

    Myotonic dystrophy – is a rare genetic muscle disorder in which muscles tire quickly. Myotonic dystrophy is passed from generation to generation, and, as a rule, with each next generation, the manifestations of the disease become more pronounced.

    Motor neuron disease is a progressive nerve disease that affects all parts of the body. Most forms of motor neuron disease begin in the distal extremities, gradually affecting all the muscles of the body.The disease progresses over months or years and patients rapidly develop severe muscle weakness and muscle atrophy.

    Motor neuron disease most commonly affects men over 50, but there were many notable exceptions to this rule, including the famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. There are many different forms of motor neuron disease, but no successful treatment has yet been developed.

    Myasthenia gravis: – is a rare muscle disease in which the muscles get tired quickly and take a long time to restore contractile function.Muscle dysfunction can be so severe that patients cannot even hold their eyelids and speech becomes slurred.

    Poisons – Poisonous substances also often cause muscle weakness and paralysis due to the effect on the nerves. Examples are phosphates and botulinum toxin. When exposed to phosphates, weakness and paralysis can be persistent.

    Addison’s disease

    Addison’s disease is a rare disease, manifested by hypoactivity of the adrenal glands, which leads to a lack of steroids in the blood and imbalance of blood electrolytes.The disease usually develops gradually. Patients may notice skin discoloration (sunburn) due to skin pigmentation. There may be weight loss. Muscle fatigue can be mild and is often an early symptom. The disease is often difficult to diagnose and requires special examinations to diagnose the disease. Other rare hormonal causes of muscle weakness include acromegaly (overproduction of growth hormone), pituitary hypoactivity (hypopituitarism), and severe vitamin D deficiency.

    Diagnosis of muscle weakness and treatment

    If you have muscle weakness, you should consult a doctor, who will be primarily interested in the answers to the following questions:

    • How and when did muscle weakness appear?
    • Are there dynamics of muscle weakness, both increase and decrease?
    • Has there been a change in general well-being, weight loss, or have you traveled abroad recently?
    • What medications is the patient taking and has anyone in the patient’s family had muscle problems?

    The physician will also need to examine the patient to determine which muscles are susceptible to weakness and whether the patient has true or suspected muscle weakness.The doctor will check to see if there are signs that the muscles feel softer to the touch (which could be a sign of inflammation) or if the muscles are tired too quickly.

    The physician should then check the nerve conduction in order to determine if there is an abnormality in the conduction of the nerves to the muscles. In addition, the doctor may need to check the central nervous system, including balance and coordination, and possibly order laboratory tests to determine changes in hormone, electrolyte and other levels.

    If this does not allow determining the cause of muscle weakness, then other diagnostic methods can be prescribed:

    • Neurophysiological studies (ENMG, EMG).
    • Muscle biopsy to determine the presence of morphological changes in muscles
    • Tissue scans using CT (MSCT) or MRI in areas of the body that may affect muscle strength and function.

    The combination of medical history data, symptoms, physical examination data and the results of laboratory and instrumental research methods allows in most cases to find out the true cause of muscle weakness and determine the necessary treatment tactics.Depending on the genesis of muscle weakness (infectious, traumatic, neurological, exchange medication, etc.), the treatment should be pathogenetic. Treatment can be both conservative and operative.

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    Transdermal therapy is a unique way to treat joints without surgical incisions, injections and, consequently, pain. The painless treatment is carried out transdermally (percutaneously). The essence of the method is that the original formula of the drug contains titanium nanoparticles, which, due to bioactive conductors, penetrate deep into the capsule of the diseased joint, penetrating the skin barrier.

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    The preparation also contains sodium hyaluronate, an analogue of hyaluronic acid (a natural fluid that is produced by our body to lubricate the articular surfaces).When injected, hyaluronate has the direct goal of replenishing the volume of synovial lubrication of the joint. It restores the viscoelastic properties of the fluid, which increases the protective function of the lubricant. It becomes like a silicone pad, which prevents painful friction in the joint, which means the cause of the pain gets tired.

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    Donskoy E.A. Chief physician of the medical center “MEDICUS”. Graduated from the First Saint Petersburg State Medical University named after I.P. Pavlov.

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    Danilchenko A.V. Conducts the primary admission of patients with various comorbidities. Works as a therapist at Medicus Medical Center

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    Malofeev V.A. He is fluent in all the necessary methods of diagnostics and treatment of orthopedic pathologies, and successfully restores patients.

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    • As a result of treatment, further destruction of the joint stops and pains of various etiologies go away. Pulsating, starting, nocturnal, chronic pains when walking are relieved in the first sessions. Crunching, swelling, stiffness, joint stiffness disappear, the range of motion increases.
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