Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, a central nervous system disorder, is described as a 'central sensitisation syndrome' caused by neurobiological abnormalities which act to produce physiological pain and cognitive impairments as well as neuro-psychological symptomatology. Other symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. The cause of fibromyalgia is currently unknown.
  • Chronic Pain
    Fibromyalgia is not only a painful condition but is also difficult to diagnose. Here are some of the possible symptoms to watch out for.
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    Characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia syndrome is tough to detect with laboratory tests.
  • Lyrica
    Women who took pregabalin, "Lyrica," during pregnancy were three times more likely to have a child with birth defects
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    Researchers from Ohio State have discovered and patented a new blood test for fibromyalgia that should speed diagnosis.
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    Using new microscope techniques, researchers at a biopharmaceutial company have found that fibromyalgia is caused by excess nerve endings surrounding certain blood vessels in the skin.
  • medical marijuana
    One in eight people with the painful condition fibromyalgia self-medicate with pot and other cannabis products.
  • Sleep
    A new study has found that middle aged and older women with sleep problems are at greater risk of fibromyalgia.
  • Yoga Increases Pain Tolerance in Women (Ambro)
    A new study by York University researchers finds that practicing Yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia.
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    We are one step closer to deciphering why some stressed people indulge in chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie, high-fat comfort foods. UT Southwestern Medical Center-led findings, in a mouse study, suggest that ghrelin – the so-called "hunger hormone" – is involved in triggering this reaction to high stress situations. "This helps explain certain complex eating behaviors and may be one of the mechanisms by which obesity develops in people exposed to psychosocial stress," said Dr. Jeffrey Zigman, assistant professor of internal medicine and psychiatry and senior author of a study appearing online today and in a future print edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. "We think these findings are not just abstract and relevant only to mice, but likely are also relevant to humans."
  • Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who practice yoga showed statistically significant improvements in disease activity, according to a small study presented today at the EULAR 2011 Annual Congress.
  • A study in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that adults with fibromyalgia had a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs syndrome than healthy controls. The study suggests that treating RLS may improve sleep and quality of life in people with fibromyalgia.
  • A study in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that adults with fibromyalgia had a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs syndrome than healthy controls. The study suggests that treating RLS may improve sleep and quality of life in people with fibromyalgia.
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