What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is disease marked when someone feels muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness at certain body points. The muscle pain usually lasts for at least three months with no specific cause. During the ongoing treatments doctors normally tend to rely on patients response. Fibromyalgia is mostly found in women and also, it is claimed that there are around six million Americans sufferers from this disease.
Some of the major symptoms one can have during fibromyalgia are fatigue, depression, headache, memory issues, sleep disorders, anxiety, fibro fog and cramping in the lower abdomen. And the essential 18 points where one can feel pain are chest, arms, legs near the knee, neck, buttocks and waist. In fact, sometime it is seen that the fibromyalgia symptoms disappear and returns back.
Although, there is no proper solution to cure this whole disease; it can be eased a little by following few changes in your diet, lifestyle followed by few treatments.
Let us have a small sum-up to Fibromyalgia symptoms followed by its five ways to overcome
- Fatigue with both crippling and tiredness
- Memory issues like short term memory loss
- Sleeping disorders with less sleep or sleep apnea (sleep apnea is a breathe pause while you sleep)
- Fibro Fog, a hateful and shocking combination of memory issues and muscle fatigue
- Cramping in the Lower Abdomen
There is no major cause for Fibromyalgia, but few related reasons which can be are:
Genetics, Viruses, Hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities, indigestion, Post Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Neurotransmitter deficiencies, Candida overgrowth, Spinal misalignments and the most important is stress. Other than this, the main risk factors for fibromyalgia include genetics, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus (swelling of skin which even pains).
Above, we are done with all; what is fibromyalgia, what are its causes and main risk factors. And now we will discuss five natural ways to overcome Fibromyalgia symptoms-
“Though, one of the best ways to cure or ease up not only fibromyalgia but any other disease is just to have a proper healthy diet followed by regular exercise and morning/evening walks. “
- To Make changes in diet and nutrition-
One of the must-do things to overcome fibromyalgia symptoms is to make changes in diet and nutrition. Even the research survey of Italy says that changes made in your diet chart and nutrition can help a lot from Fibromyalgia. Most importantly removal of gluten and caffeine is must to overcome fibromyalgia. Also, try and avoid artificial sweeteners of any kind as it can also lead to other harmful diseases like cancer, thyroid conditions and memory loss.
- Foods to include in Fibromyalgia diet are –
Magnesium rich food– Magnesium rich food includes green vegetables, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, almonds and avocados. Any of the three foods a day would benefit you from fibromyalgia.
Melatonin rich food– To provide a proper sleep, melatonin rich foods are given (as already mentioned, sleeping disorder is one among the symptoms of fibromyalgia). Melatonin rich foods include tart/sour cherries, cherry juice, rice, ginger, barley, walnut, mustard seeds, red wines, bananas, tomatoes, fresh mint and asparagus.
Foods high in Tryptophan– food high in Tryptophan are wild fish, free range chicken, sesame seeds, turmeric, ginger and fermented food and drinks.
- Medicines and Natural treatments for Fibromyalgia-
- Acetyl L-carnitine, 1500mg per day improving depression and pain.
- Magnesium, 500mg per day
- Fish oil, 1000mg per day
- Vitamin D3, 5000 IU per day
- Turmeric and black pepper, 1000mg per day
- Rhodiola and Ashwagandha, 500-1000mg per day
- 5 Hydroxytryptophan, 50mg, 1to 3 times a day
- Lifestyle changes for Fibromyalgia-
As already mentioned above- a healthy diet and changes made in lifestyle can help you more to deal with fibromyalgia symptoms. Some of the essential lifestyle changes one should make include-
Regular exercise, as one needs to improve physical fitness, yoga of 75minutes twice a week, acupuncture, exposure to sun to increase vitamin D, lavender oil, moist heat, manual lymph drainage therapy which removes wastes and unwanted toxins inside the body of fibromyalgia sufferers, massage therapy and essential oils like coconut oil.
- Positive thinking and positive approach
A great and perfect solution- to keep the hope alive in you is positive thinking and optimistic approach. As it is a saying, anything in the world can be achieved if we keep going and in-addition to positive approach; nothing is impossible.
So keep the hope alive and work on your diet, nutrition and lifestyle.
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