Ease Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia With Water Aerobics
Are you experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia? If you are constantly exhausted and achy, you might be among the 6 million Americans who suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome. People who suffer from this "achy and tired" disease typically have many different types of symptoms that are very much like chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
In fact this disease has been dubbed the twin of chronic fatigue syndrome. In CFS, you might have near constant, severe fatigue, along with insomnia, memory and concentration problems, digestive upset and frequent infections.
With symptoms of fibromyalgia, you could have all those problems and widespread chronic muscle pain and achiness.
The pain can also mimic the pain that occurs with various types of arthritis. However, the significant swelling, destruction, and deformity of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis does not occur with tis achy disease.
Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Could you have fibromyalgia? Below is a fibromyalgia symptom checklist. See your doctor if you regularly experience any of them:
* Chronic widespread muscle pain
* Muscle tenderness or soreness
* Flu-like aching
* Difficulty sleeping
* Morning stiffness
* Dull pain in the muscles
What Are The Possible Causes And Cures?
The exact cause of this discomfort still is not known. However, recent research suggests that changes in the central nervous system may be responsible for the chronic pain.
Every part of the body receives electrical signals from the nerves in your brain. But sometimes, these nerves can get damaged. And damaged nerves sometimes send extra signals that healthy nerves would not send. These extra signals may cause pain.
Nerve damage may occur for a few reasons. For example, a viral or bacterial infection. Nerve damage could also be linked to injury.
A recent new study also found that a deficiency in a naturally occuring simple sugar called D-Ribose is a the culprit for low energy. Fibromyalgia is an energy crisis where your body uses more energy than it needs. Studies found that correcting the shortfall of D-Ribose can help bring energy levels back to an even keel.
Another new scientific finding is that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to two hallmarks of pain and muscle weakness for this disease. The studies also revealed that one in four people with this chronic pain have inadequate levels of vitamin D, an essential nutrient for most beneficial body activities. One of fibromyalgia natural cures is sunshine. It is recommended that a daily soak of sun can help reduce the pain.
Exercises For Pain Relief
If you are one of the many people who suffer from this chronic pain syndrome and are looking for a relief so you can live a more normal life, you might want to start by heading to the swimming pool.
Studies suggest that swimming regularly, or doing other exercises in a heated pool can help ease symptoms of fibromyalgia. Water aerobics also did a better job improving mood and sleep.
* According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), a person must have widespread pain lasting for at least three months to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. They must also have pain in at least 11 of 18 parts of the body called tender points.
* This ailment mostly affects women. In fact, 80-90 percent of those diagnosed are women.
* This disease was once thought to be a mental disorder, but studies have shown it is not a psychological condition. People with this ailment actually experience a heightened sensitivity to pain.
* Exercise, such as walking, jogging, biking or gently stretching the muscles may help ease the pain.
* People suffering from this constant chronic pain have more treatment options today than they did in the past.
Please consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
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