Fibromyalgia May Be Combated Through Exercise
Fibromyalgia, a disease known for its causing of pain and anxiety, may have a new, better way of treatment coming. However, it may not be a truly new concept.
Fibromyalgia is generally categorized as an inflammatory disease, affecting joints. Its symptoms also include fatigue, anxiety, concentration problems, and depression. Because of the joint inflammation, doctors up until now have mostly recommended that their patients rest, to keep the joints from flaring. However, new research shows that exercise may help fibromyalgia and some of its harsher symptoms.
Several research studies of late have shown that exercise can restore neurochemical balance in the brain. The endorphins released can battle caused by depression from the disease, as well as improving stress and anxiety.
Also, the exercise itself improves flexibility and can bring down inflammation. Studies have shown that constant stress can permanently lower serotonin levels in the brain, which can lead to a lesser enjoyment of life. Exercise helps combat this. The epinephrine and norepinephrine levels triggered by exercise can also help the stress levels in a body, as well as possibly even desensitizing the body to stress.
Along with exercise, natural helps for fibromyalgia includes sunlight, foods with certain carbohydrates, and clinically-administered hormones can increase serotonin levels in the brain.