Updated: Nov 11, 2022
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain, fatigue, and tender points around the body. It also can cause sleep, memory, and mood problems. Experts think that fibromyalgia increases painful feelings by changing the way the brain handles signals of pain.
For some people, the symptoms of fibromyalgia are triggered by physical trauma, surgery, infection, or psychological stress. For others, fibromyalgia symptoms add up over time without a single sparking event.
Experts think the brains of people with fibromyalgia are affected by changes in brain chemistry. The exact causes of these changes are unknown, but the following elements are thought to contribute to fibromyalgia:
It can be hard to diagnose because many of its symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. It can also be hard to treat. That’s why it’s important to see a doctor who has experience treating fibromyalgia.
An estimated 5 million American adults have the, according to the National Institute of Health
Lifestyle changes, including dietary changes, may help some people manage their symptoms.
Eating a Balanced Diet
is a good idea for anyone, regardless of whether they have fibromyalgia.
However, getting the right mix of nutrients is particularly important to people with fibromyalgia.
Diets that are rich in antioxidants and provide adequate amounts of nutrients such as vitamin B 12 can help lead to reduced symptoms.
A balanced diet should include:
fresh fruits and vegetables
low fat dairy
lean protein, such as chicken or fish
Try to avoid foods that are low in nutritional value, which are more likely to negatively affect your health, including excessive amounts of saturated fats and anything processed.
Also limit the amount of Salt and Sugar in your diet.
Eat for energy, fuel your body
Fibromyalgia can make you feel tired and worn out. Eating certain foods can give you more energy to get through your day.
To slow down the hey absorption of carbohydrates, combine them with protein or fats. Eat your RAINBOW - Choose fresh, whole foods high in fiber and low in added sugars, such as:
nuts and seeds, like almonds
dark leafy greens
Avoid sweets, which only give you a quick sugar boost. Your body will burn right through them, and then you’ll crash, or immediately lose that high-energy feeling.
Avoid these Foods While there’s no single “fibromyalgia diet,” research does indicate that certain ingredients or types of food may cause problems for some people with fibromyalgia. These include:
Artificial colors, Artificial flavors
barley and rye
Some people feel better when they eat — or avoid— certain types of foods. You may need to keep a food diary to find out which foods seem to trigger or improve your symptoms.
Natural remedies for fibromyalgia
Herbal Remedies and dietary supplements, such as Calcium, Magnesium, and vitamin D.
Self-Care : Enjoying a warm Epson salt bath a few times a week can help relieve symptoms such as pain, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Breath Work also help to ease anxietyI am not gonna be able to do today at all. I work at the hospital tomorrow, can we connect via phone then and stress, decreasing the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia
Alternative treatments such as Acupuncture, Reiki, Restorative Yoga, Aromatherapy, Massage have been found to be very helpful in alleviating anxiety stress and pain in fibromyalgia
There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, However, making changes to your diet and self care regimen may help relieve some of your symptoms.
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