What Are the Causes of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia’s exact cause is unknown. Even with all the research that has been done, we still don’t know what causes it, but we do know it involves a number of factors. What might be some of the potential causes of fibromyalgia?

Central Nervous Changes

Perhaps a person has developed changes in the way their central nervous system processes pain messages as they’re carried around the body. Could this be the result of chemical changes in the body? Probably. Keep in mind that the central nervous system is responsible for transmitting information all throughout your body. It involves your brain, spinal cord and nerves– kind of like a “central processor” if your body was a computer. When something’s “off,” a person might experience the feeling of pain and/or extreme sensitivity to pain– that’s fibromyalgia.

Low Serotonin

Research has shown that people experiencing fibromyalgia often have abnormally low levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and/or dopamine in their brains. So, that could cause the pain. Those specific hormones are responsible for regulating things like a person’s mood, their appetite, their sleep and response to stressful situations. They also play a role in how a person processes pain messages sent by nerves.

Sleep Problems

Other possible causes of fibromyalgia could be sleep problems, whereas a person has trouble sleeping so they also experience higher levels of pain, and/or genetics, such that fibromyalgia is inherited from a parent and gets “triggered” for some reason.

Potential Triggers

What are some things that could possibly trigger fibromyalgia? Stressful events such as having an operation, giving birth, getting injured or dealing with a viral infection are all things that could trigger the condition.

The Helen Foundation offers something called Microdose Therapy™ and it helps eliminate pain, fatigue and inflammation in the body. So, if fibromyalgia is interrupting your life and you’re sick and tired of it, call The Helen Foundation to ask about Microdose Therapy™. The number is 480-734-8525 or you can email virgilsa@aol.com.

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