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-- Hello welcome to help but I'm not -- many fibromyalgia.
Is a condition where a person has -- All over the body for a long period of time no one really knows what causes this chronic disorder.
But it's quite common.
He had to help us understand it and offered treatment options this hormone specialists and all -- doctor Jennifer -- You're also the chief medical officer of the body logic right.
All right you know all about hormones what is fibromyalgia.
It's -- -- alta is a condition which affects mostly women ages twenty's to fifty's mainly.
And it causes pain all over the body in the connective tissue it seems it can be -- so -- can be joined.
And it can be in these fibrous connective tissues and it really causes just this generalized pain.
Is it -- are associated with -- activity.
Or is it just you know pain that you feel all the time whether you're sitting -- down.
You know it's interesting it's this pain syndrome which some people feel the pain all the time.
Some people feel the pain worse in response to certain trigger points and some have -- subpoenas better after the exercise and -- do yoga and things like that.
But some say when they move they feel -- for short wow and then they feel worse ultimately.
-- so what's -- back ground.
Associated with this pain.
He -- it's really tough because we -- we don't actually know there are several different factors that we think may be involved.
One they talk about in the scientific literature is -- date of straps.
Which is the same thing when we talk about free radicals that damage the body -- -- so we think simply an illusion -- environmental toxins we think that plays a role.
It also seems like -- -- a role with our mitochondria.
You remember those and mitochondria here remember -- the power and how artists of this now playing on exactly so that's what helps.
Helps -- -- make energy basically and so it seems like there's a lack of energy in the muscle cells which -- player role as well.
Now in the past fibromyalgia was I mean -- very problematic because they doctors did understand it.
-- you know how to diagnose it and basically they gave no treatment options.
Yeah now we got doctors like to use Smart and beautiful.
Give me some of the treatment option.
It's a -- since some of the conventional treatment options include medications.
And there's anti seizure medications would have been shown to be effective -- antidepressant therapies have been shown to be effective.
But those come -- sometimes a pretty high price of -- -- -- -- so I'd try to treat patients with natural means if we can.
So some of the things that I look at -- number one to treat that -- the date of stress we talked about to fight the free radicals.
Just a good vitamin regiment right vitamins a vitamin C vitamin he.
Those are all great antioxidants and vitamin.
To fight the free radicals that we talk about -- and that -- to help the mitochondria.
I a look at using certain supplements that support that.
The things that -- Krebs cycle we used to talking about medical school so co enzyme Q ten.
Sugar called right -- can be helpful and -- -- and a team that's an amino acid.
That kind of cocktail some people find his very helpful for re energizing the muscle and decreasing the pain.
Right what about hormones are there any -- -- play -- -- here.
You know -- some studies that look at hormones there was one study that looked at -- dial and it showed no difference I would be interested in seeing a study and I haven't found anything out there.
Combining yesterday -- with for just -- because there's a delicate balance there.
There have been some studies that show a drop in melatonin can really affect patients with -- -- fibromyalgia.
And that there may be abnormalities in the stress hormone cortisol -- in patients with fire from and it's it's -- -- decide to approach it exactly is playing and hopefully people.
Absolutely they just have to look at it on multiple spectrums the inflammation also is one where we shouldn't forget I think fish oil.
Are naturally anti inflammatory is extremely good for those patients as well.
And we'll thank you so much for the great information thank you.
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