Although fibromyalgia affects 3 – 6% of the world’s population with 90% of its sufferers being female, the underlying cause of this disorder is still unknown. With ongoing research into this disorder, it is even more important to gain insight as to what fibromyalgia is, how a healthy body interprets pain and how Fibromyalgia affects it, what the latest studies are discovering and how Mega OxygenTM offers be a viable treatment for it.
What the heck is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain of the muscles and joints that are often accompanied with fatigue, memory fog and mood disorders. It is commonly accepted that this condition amplifies painful sensations as it affects the way your brain processes pain signals. Secondary symptoms vary between tension headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety and depression. Some medical professionals believe that sometimes fibromyalgia begins after a physical trauma, infection or significant psychological stress as well as that its symptoms gradually accumulate over time rather than starting at a single point. Medical professions are still trying to understand this condition and while there is no cure, there are many medications that can help alleviate symptoms.
How a healthy brain versus Fibromyalgia patients interpret pain
When a person experiences pain, the brain process this in a specific way. In a healthy functioning brain when you undergo a painful sensation the nerve endings will send this information through your central nervous system to the brains pain centre where the course of action will be determined. (If you want to get an idea of how fast this process is, imagine touching a hot kettle or stove plate and how quickly your hand moves away from it.) For someone who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia the brain interprets pain differently. In 2014 the Karolina Institute in Stockholm published a study on how brain connectivity is affected in women with and without fibromyalgia. Their study brought to light that there is decreased connectivity in the areas that process pain and sensorimotor signals – the pathways that travel within the central nervous system (CNS). These findings contribute to the understanding that those who have fibromyalgia are deficient to pain regulation. Further evidence of the fibromyalgia participants brain scans showed functional decoupling – systems that do not interact or have limited knowledge of the other, where change to any one system does not affect the other – between the areas of the brain that process pain signals and those that control sensorimotor activity.
What does additional research have to say about fibromyalgia?
In 2008, last updated in 2019, Dr Eric Guedj of the Centre Hospitalier-Universtaire de le Timone in Marseille, France lead a study in investigating blood perfusion – abnormal blood flood – as a possible cause of fibromyalgia.
“Past imaging studies of patients with [fibromyalgia] have shown above-normal cerebral blood flow in some areas of the brain and below-normal in other areas,” explains Dr. Guedj.
Using a special kind of brain scan called SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography), Dr Guedj’s study confirmed that those who are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia have abnormal blood flow in two areas of the brain: the area that is responsible for interpreting the intensity of pain has too much blood flood whereas the area of the brain that’s involved in the emotional response to pain has too little blood flow. Moreover, the team discovered that the severity of the blood perfusion directly affects the severity of the symptoms experienced with Fibromyalgia.
Contrary to previous research suggesting that fibromyalgia pain is linked to depression and anxiety, this study did not find any correlation between the two. This study puts forward that rather, fibromyalgia patients experience such widespread pain, in part, because of mood disorders. This study is important for fibromyalgia patients because it demonstrates that they exhibit abnormal brain functions to healthy participants and reinforces the idea that fibromyalgia is a “real disease/disorder”.
How diet can help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms
It is scientifically proven that a healthy diet can have positive effects on our overall health. In the same way what you eat can play a role in how you experience fibromyalgia which forms part of the non-medicinal treatments of this condition. Although there isn’t a specific diet for fibromyalgia it has been discovered that a largely plant-based diet help with fibromyalgia symptoms. Research suggests it is because they are low in fat and protein, and high in fiber, vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants. As a guide, fibromyalgia sufferers should have a diet that consists of lean proteins and fiber, avoiding carbohydrates. This kind of diet keeps free radicals from damaging cells in the body as well as aid the production of serotonin and dopamine which are involved in pain perception. Fibromyalgia sufferers should avoid foods high in carbohydrates, refined sugars and food containing MSG as studies have shown they cause flare-ups and inflammation.
How does oxygen therapy help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms?
In 2015 a study was done on the possibility of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) being a solution for fibromyalgia. Participants underwent HBOT five times a week for two months where they breathed 100% oxygen pressurized to twice the normal air pressure. This was based on the idea that oxygen increases blood flow into body tissues which improves healing. The research showed that the participants experienced significant improvement in their pain and even eliminate their pain medication.
“Fibromyalgia isn’t a well-understood disorder and there are a lot of different components to it,” Dr Michelle Dang, a pain management specialist and anesthesiologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said. “This [oxygen chamber therapy] may be one good option for these patients.”
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