Causes of Fibromyalgia Defined
The causes of fibromyalgia are highly debatable. Currently there are still not enough clinical studies that have convinced the medical community to decisively state what the key contributor is, but there have been some very convincing theories introduced over the years that I believe are worth your time to investigate.
Here’s a list of the most compelling fibromyalgia causes being researched today.
• Physical or emotional trauma
• Body lacking necessary nutrients
• Calcium phosphate deposits
• Nervous system dysfunction
• Sleep Disorder
• Over active immune system
Physical or emotional trauma – Exposure to physical abuse or stressful events that cause extreme shock to the nervous system such as a back, neck, or head injury are said to ignite
related to fibromyalgia. Many also believe that exposure to stress for extended periods of time can be a leading contributor to the causes of fibromyalgia as well.
Body lacking necessary nutrients – A lack of key nutrients needed to provide energy and a healthy immune system such as vitamin B-12, Magnesium,Vitamin C and Vitamin D.
Calcium Phosphate deposits – Where the kidneys do not excrete a sufficient amount of phosphates from the body thereby combining with calcium and storing these deposits in joints and muscle tissue. This in turn can cause pain and swelling and begin to cause fibromyalgia symptoms.
Nervous system dysfunction – Where the central nervous system is disrupted and can prevent the body from performing its normal functions. This can interrupt some of the body’s most crucial processes and may contribute to the causes of fibromyalgia.
Over active immune system – Fibromyalgia is thought to be linked to other diseases and illnesses such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, celiac and lyme disease
which are all autoimmune dysfunctions. An over active immune system can cause many symptoms including digestive issues, widespread pain and inflammation.
Infection – Many experts believe that infections such as Epstein-barr virus or hepatitis C
can cause the early symptoms of fibromyalgia like extreme fatigue and muscle pain. These symptoms can then become progressively worse as time goes on.
Sleep Disorder – Fibromyalgia and sleep disorders are said to be linked due to abnormal levels of chemicals in the brain which help to enable deep sleep. This disruption can cause sudden bursts of brain activity which don't allow individuals to obtain quality sleep. This in turn prevents the body from effectively repairing muscle tissue, and can cause muscle pain and stiffness.
Regardless of these theories, many experts agree that fibromyalgia is handed down from a defective gene which increases the odds considerably that offspring will inherit this disorder as well.
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