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Understanding Fibromyalgia Is a Real Health Concern
 
 
Fibromyalgia is not easily understood, diagnosed or treated, which has led many of those suffering with the disorder to reach out for complementary methods and supplements to help manage their symptoms. A Fibromyalgia disorder is usually suspected after several other possibilities have been eliminated. The name of this disorder oversimplifies how it behaves in the body and understates the number of symptoms that it manifests. The term
“Fibro” refers to fibres, in this case, muscle fibres and the phrase “Myalgia” is a broad term that means inflammation. In other words, swelling of the muscle fibres. Fibromyalgia can cause pain and tenderness in the muscles of specific body parts, including the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, hands and legs. There can also be a deep ache or a burning pain that gets worse due to activity, stress, weather changes, muscle stiffness or spasms, feelings of numbness or tingling in your hands, arms or legs. The symptoms of Fibromyalgia extend beyond muscle pain such as feeling very tired or fatigued (out of energy) even when you get enough sleep. You may also suffer from anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, restless legs syndrome, increased sensitivity to odors, bright lights and loud noises, headaches, migraines, jaw pain, dry eyes or mouth, dizziness, problems with balance or problems with memory or concentration (sometimes called the “fibro fog”). The cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown.
 
 
Managing Fibromyalgia Naturally
 
 
There is currently no medical treatment for Fibromyalgia, which requires you to find ways to manage symptoms and reduce flare-ups. Taking a natural approach may be your best course of action to avoid the long-term use of the prescription pain meds that can ultimately cause numerous unwanted side effects. Manage the muscle control and functions with a combination of Magnesium and Malic Acid. Early research is showing that a Magnesium and Malic Acid deficiency may be partly responsible for this disorder. Magnesium cannot be made by the body and is required for over 300 different biochemical reactions, so a deficiency is not a far-fetched
assumption. Malic acid is a compound found in many fruits and was first identified in apples (it derived its name from the Latin word for apple “malum”). When Malic Acid is combined with Magnesium, the benefits for pain reduction increase. The WomenSense brand has a product called WomenSense FibroSense that combines both Magnesium and Malic Acid, which work together to fight fatigue, sleep disorders and muscle support. Another critical component of Fibromyalgia is your inflammatory response. Chronic Inflammation throughout your body does not just result in pain; it can affect your weight, mood, memory, weakened immune and even heart health. Consider Curcumin supplements or Turmeric powders added to your daily foods and smoothies to help reduce Inflammation and allow your body to heal. 

For some reason, people with Fibromyalgia feel more pain than others, and one possible cause of this is having low levels of the neurotransmitter “Serotonin.” You cannot take a Serotonin supplement, but you can use a product called 5HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan). 5HTP naturally helps to increase the levels of Serotonin in your brain, which may reduce the number of tender points that people with Fibromyalgia tend to have. Serotonin is also called the “Feel Good Hormone” and can help reduce stress by increasing endorphins and feelings of joy. Preferred Nutrition makes a product that can help called HappySense. If you are taking any medications for depression or that affect your serotonin levels, you should speak to your health care provider before taking 5HTP.
 
 
Resources
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5074721/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8587088
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3591524/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24737367
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9802912
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934515/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8587088
 
 
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