Improving Diet For Fibromyalgia Prevention

Publié par hamza lion vendredi 12 juin 2015

By Elaine Guthrie


There are many people who live with fibromyalgia. In fact, there are millions of Americans, with the majority of them being women, who suffer with this difficult disease. They are often suspected of making it all up because it is quite the ghost of an ailment and is invisible to detect in tests. Below are lifestyle changes for fibromyalgia prevention and to reduce symptoms and flareups. Diet is the first one to look at.

Firstly, there are patients who experience the strangest aches and in different parts of their bodies. These aches and pains differ from one patient to another. At times, they could experience stiffness, or aching sensations, but very often, it's an intense daily chronic pain that they must live with. With the pain that they experience throughout the day and night, their sleep is also affected, making fatigue another common issue among sufferers. If that's not enough, they also have to deal with numerous digestive problems, depression and headaches.

It's a complicated diagnosis which begins by ruling out other disorders and ailments. Very often, a specialist known as a rheumatologist will have to rule out any autoimmune disorders, anemia, thyroid problems, arthritis, and more. In general, the patient should experience 11 of 18 pain areas throughout the body to get this official diagnosis.

Those who suffer from fibromyalgia are often prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. To help promote sleep and combat the feelings of extreme fatigue, antidepressants may also be prescribed. Alternatively, people are opting for natural remedies that include exercise and medication.

The diet of the average North American can also be the culprit in the rise of this condition. This could be especially true for those who are in northern regions, where there vitamin D levels are too low. There has been a link between low levels of vitamin D and fibromyalgia pain. For starters, vitamin D deficiency leads to muscle and bone pain. Before increasing the vitamin D dosage, speak to a healthcare provider.

It's true also that these patients also suffer from digestive problems, such as IBS. They have to deal with upset tummy's and diarrhea regularly. Therefore, it's vital for these patients and even healthy people to keep track of what they eat and if anything they've eaten triggers any symptoms. The biggest problems with regards to diet lie in heavy, rich meals, cruciferous vegetables, and caffeine.

It's also important to increase one's intake of fiber. If tummy issues continue, peppermint oil is an excellent supplement. Also, for those who do suffer from this illness, and since they are more at risk of poor nutrition, they should take proper action to avoid this from happening. For instance, on good days, they should cook several meals to store in the freezer so that they are available when one's under the weather.

Fried foods and those high in sodium should also be avoided, as they can trigger problems and symptoms. Monitoring the diet, as suggested above through food logs is vital to improving health and avoiding flareups. Exercise is so important to the body, and far too many people are leading sedentary lifestyles to the point where they are putting their health at risk. Start slow and increase accordingly. This will help strengthen muscles and joints and could be as easy as simply walking a few minutes a day.




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Improving Diet For Fibromyalgia Prevention

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By Elaine Guthrie


There are many people who live with fibromyalgia. In fact, there are millions of Americans, with the majority of them being women, who suffer with this difficult disease. They are often suspected of making it all up because it is quite the ghost of an ailment and is invisible to detect in tests. Below are lifestyle changes for fibromyalgia prevention and to reduce symptoms and flareups. Diet is the first one to look at.

Firstly, there are patients who experience the strangest aches and in different parts of their bodies. These aches and pains differ from one patient to another. At times, they could experience stiffness, or aching sensations, but very often, it's an intense daily chronic pain that they must live with. With the pain that they experience throughout the day and night, their sleep is also affected, making fatigue another common issue among sufferers. If that's not enough, they also have to deal with numerous digestive problems, depression and headaches.

It's a complicated diagnosis which begins by ruling out other disorders and ailments. Very often, a specialist known as a rheumatologist will have to rule out any autoimmune disorders, anemia, thyroid problems, arthritis, and more. In general, the patient should experience 11 of 18 pain areas throughout the body to get this official diagnosis.

Those who suffer from fibromyalgia are often prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. To help promote sleep and combat the feelings of extreme fatigue, antidepressants may also be prescribed. Alternatively, people are opting for natural remedies that include exercise and medication.

The diet of the average North American can also be the culprit in the rise of this condition. This could be especially true for those who are in northern regions, where there vitamin D levels are too low. There has been a link between low levels of vitamin D and fibromyalgia pain. For starters, vitamin D deficiency leads to muscle and bone pain. Before increasing the vitamin D dosage, speak to a healthcare provider.

It's true also that these patients also suffer from digestive problems, such as IBS. They have to deal with upset tummy's and diarrhea regularly. Therefore, it's vital for these patients and even healthy people to keep track of what they eat and if anything they've eaten triggers any symptoms. The biggest problems with regards to diet lie in heavy, rich meals, cruciferous vegetables, and caffeine.

It's also important to increase one's intake of fiber. If tummy issues continue, peppermint oil is an excellent supplement. Also, for those who do suffer from this illness, and since they are more at risk of poor nutrition, they should take proper action to avoid this from happening. For instance, on good days, they should cook several meals to store in the freezer so that they are available when one's under the weather.

Fried foods and those high in sodium should also be avoided, as they can trigger problems and symptoms. Monitoring the diet, as suggested above through food logs is vital to improving health and avoiding flareups. Exercise is so important to the body, and far too many people are leading sedentary lifestyles to the point where they are putting their health at risk. Start slow and increase accordingly. This will help strengthen muscles and joints and could be as easy as simply walking a few minutes a day.




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