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how does fibromyalgia affect heart?
when pain attacks her neck area, my mom complains her heart beats faster than usual and sometimes it's hard for her to breath.
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Last I read about it, they thought it was mainly stress related, and stress affects the heart in a bad way.
Its not a simple explanation. You see fibromyalgia is actually a problem of the central nervous system. To understand what is happening to your mom you should read the following article . Be sure and share it with her. Please read through the my 360 blog to find out about some of the things that are helpful to people who have fibromyalgia. I put them together for fibro people who want to learn about how they can feel better. http://www.fmpartnership.org/Files/Website2005/Learn%20About%20Fibromyalgia/Articles/Novel%20Holistic%20Explanation.htm
fibromyalgia symptoms were akin to the symptoms of several "functional" disorders (i.e., medical conditions that affect bodily function via causes that are poorly understood) including recurrent non-heart-related chest pain, heartburn, heart palpitations and irritable bowel syndrome. However, a number of studies since have detected evidence of abnormalities in the internal organs of many fibromyalgia patients, including heart valve problems, malfunction of the muscles that move food to the stomach, and weakened lung function. These studies suggest that the abnormalities likely are symptoms of a larger disease, not illnesses by themselves.Because of weakened respiratory muscles she finds hard to breathe, and the supply of oxygen to heart is decreased she has the above symptoms.Similar is the case with neck pain, due to weakened muscles.


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