We have already mentioned that the causes that cause fibromyalgia are not completely known, but as science advances, we learn more and more about this very unusual disease. As of today, medicine maintains that it is associated with abnormal concentration, or rather the proportions, of hormones in our nervous system.
What's more, the latest discoveries give a somewhat gloomy picture related to this disease - we can get fibromyalgia in the setback! According to some studies, some people are much more susceptible to it, precisely because of genetic conditions. And this is not about the direct inheritance of fibromyalgia, but rather the conditions related to ... psyche.
It looks like it is possible. The most interesting is that such conclusions could be observed in patients who began to suffer from fibromyalgia after a specific event in their lives ... Here it is necessary to mention that fibromyalgia has its explicit preferences when it comes to the sex of its "victims". This arduous, pain-causing condition affects women. Yes, dear Lord, unfortunately, but you have seven times more chance to "catch" fibromyalgia.
Indirectly it can be seen in a set of events from life that may, however strange it sound, evoke.
And so it was noticed that fibromyalgia often fell on ladies who ... gave birth to a baby. At least this was connected with how joyful an event for each mother, with the cause of disorders in the endocrine system.
Also, the passage of a major surgery or surgery may provoke severe and chronic muscular pain, which over time become full-blown features of fibromyalgia. The death of a close family member, spouse, partner, let alone their own child - yes, unfortunately, but these unpleasant life events can be a catalyst for the development of this disease. Likewise, a sudden breakup with a long-term partner may also work.
Is fibromyalgia treatable? And if not, will I die for her?
Maybe at the beginning, to calm the mood, we will start with the answer to the last question. No, no worries, fibromyalgia is not a lethal disease, and you can effectively help in eliminating its symptoms. Unfortunately, we also have less positive news for you and at the same time an answer to the first question - fibromyalgia is an incurable disease.
As we mentioned, unfortunately, from the point of view of medicine, there is no one effective remedy for fibromyalgia. Fortunately, as the years passed and once more new research was done, scholars managed to develop a quite effective prescription for the elimination of its symptoms. It is a mix of classic analgesics (analgesics, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.), therapy related to work on one's own psyche (behavioral therapies, support groups), as well as a healthy lifestyle, which here is mostly about regularity. The right amount of sleep, positive eating habits and physical effort - according to doctors it is a very important element of "mastering" fibromyalgia.
In addition, we recommend massages, chiropractic, acupuncture and even some martial arts, such as tai chi - which will help keep the body in the right shape. Also dietary supplements will help us to slightly reduce the effect of the so-called fibro fog - this is a characteristic of many people affected by fibromyalgia, feeling of eternal fatigue and not sleeping, even despite many hours of regular sleep.
As we can see, fibromyalgia is very unusual and thus relatively difficult to diagnose and persistent disease. On the one hand, incurable, and on the other hand, it can be "extinguished" effectively by the above-mentioned methods. It gives symptoms in the form of muscle pain, and is born, as it looks from research, in our head.
Well, probably with new advances in medicine, we will manage to completely understand fibryomialgia, which, of course, will translate into finding an effective way of treating it. For now, the only line of defense against this onerous disease can be widely understood prevention, in the form of undertaking regular physical movement and taking care of our mental health. Let's move. Less stress.