Questions About Eating
For those who suffer from chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, it is vital that they have all of the knowledge about their condition as possible, so that they can fight off the symptoms and be prepared for what lies ahead. Eating is an important part of treatment for fibromyalgia, even though it is one of least favorite things to change. Here are some question you ask yourself to make sure you are eating the right kind of foods.
- Do I have a steady diet of processed foods with MSG, High Fructose Corn Syrup and aspartame?
- Do you like to eat broccoli, greens, spalloped onions or kelp?
- Do you find your symptoms increase when you consume more dairy than usual in a given day?
Your answers might surprise you as: number one is bad stuff, number two is good stuff and number three is iffy and should cautioned against large quantities. If you eat well, you could minimize the symptoms of fibro you feel.
You Can Still Get This
Endometriosis is a condition that is partial to women; this health condition develops in females when the lining of the womb begins to grow in other areas of the body. During a monthly cycle a woman’s ovaries produces hormones, the hormones are what tells the cells lining the uterus to swell and thicken. During the monthly cycle the body removes the excess lining. If these cells decide to implant or grow outside the uterus the condition of endometriosis is had. Women that develop endometriosis complain if pain, irregular bleeding and struggle with infertility. Endometriosis is a common condition and can be genetically transferable. Women who have a family history of endometriosis may experience never having children. Symptoms of fibromyalgia are often painful and the women may have endured the following complications as well.
- Cramping before and during period
- Lower abdominal pain before and during monthly period
- Pain with a bowel movement
- Painful periods
- Pain during sexual relations
Check Your Levels
Hormones play part in the flaming up of the fibro symptoms. The first is a possibility of low thyroid hormone function. After extensive research, it is common to find a thyroid deficiency in fibromyalgia patients. Another common hormonal disturbance thought to cause fibromyalgia is insulin. Very many fibromyalgia sufferers have hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is when the body reacts by supplying too much insulin when too much sugar is eaten. When the body supplies too much insulin, it destroys most of the sugar in the blood just a few hours after eating. The results of low blood pressure include the mind becoming fuzzy and the person becoming disoriented. In some cases, patients can even passed out or go into a diabetic shock.
Yeah More Drama
Migraine headaches can be debilitating and only add to the limitations and the frustration that comes with fibromyalgia. A migraine headache if felt on a reoccurring basis is known as a neurological condition and can cause and create chemical changes in the body that produce further symptoms. As a migraine develops the blood vessels in the brain begin to expand and their expansion causes harmful chemicals to be released into the
brain which in return causes the brains arteries to come under attack. The brains arteries only line of defense is to release symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, blurred vision and diarrhea.
Here is a list of supplements that work together to combat the symptoms of fibromyalgia; try to use them regularly.
- Magnesium – Magnesium can aid in relief from Fibromyalgia because when taken as an additional supplement it can help to reduce the muscle spasms, weakness, and back pain that are commonly associated with Fibromyalgia.
- Brown Seaweed Extract – Research is proving that Brown Seaweed extract (a supplement) is proving highly successful in the fight against chronic pain. Studies have shown that taking Brown Seaweed extract can reduce joint pain and stiffness by as much as 52% and individuals notice these benefits within only one week of beginning treatment.
- Ribose – Fibromyalgia is often caused because of tight muscles. Ribose can help to ease this pain because Ribose can help to loosen those muscles and help to improve the debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
- Capsaicin – When Capsaicin is used on the tender points of a person who suffers from Fibromyalgia a decrease in pain has been notated in some research.