Examining The Three Major Causes Of The Central Nervous System Disorder Known As Fibromyalgia by lisafernandis


Several factors are known to cause fibromyalgia. This article examines the three major causes of the disease.

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                                                              Fibromyalgia is a relatively common
                                                             ailment, and it is commonly classified as
                                                             a central nervous system disorder. This
                                                             is a painful condition, something that
                                                             has been subjected to intensive and
                                                             extensive study and research
                                                             throughout the years in a bid to
                                                             understand its causes. But all that work
                                                             is not for nothing, since the authorities
                                                             in the medical community have been
                                                             able to understand what causes this
                                                             disease. In that context, we are
                                                             referring to both the so-called
                                                             'underlying causes' and the 'triggers'.
                                                             Management of this condition is
definitely facilitated if we understood more about it and what causes it. There are a lot of causes of
this disease, but we will only be tackling the three major ones right now. We refer to these as the
diseases 'three major causes' because, going by the available data, these seem to be behind most
incidences of the condition.

Fibromyalgia is often largely brought on by stress. Many instances of fibromyalgia episodes are
spurred on and stirred by stress. In many cases, even childhood stress is blamed for this type of
condition happening. Take note that people are vulnerable to this disease if they are also suffering
from various states of depression. If you compare children who had a depressing and problematic
childhood to children who were stress-free, the former are actually much, much happier.

Hormonal imbalance and changes in the brain's biochemistry also cause fibromyalgia. To be more
specific, imbalance in one's growth hormone's is pinpointed to be the cause. However, some
medical experts agree that it is the other way around: growth hormone deficiency is a result of the
condition known as fibromyalgia. Serotonin and dopamine are the two most blamed culprits if the
cause of the condition has something to do with the brain's biochemistry. Fibromyalgia takes place
if too little serotonin is found in the brain. Fibromyalgia also exists if the brain does not have
enough hypodopaminergia, which is another name for dopamine. Too much stress would cause
these neurotransmitters to have abnormalities when it comes to their amounts in the brain. But
there is always the challenge of figuring out whether it is neurotransmitter abnormality that is
causing the stress, or whether the stress is causing the neurotransmitter abnormality. We only
know for sure that patients with fibromyalgia almost always suffer from these abnormalities in their
neurotransmitters. What is also known is the fact that these patients do often (but not always)
benefit from the use of medications that rectify the said neurotransmitter abnormalities.

Fibromyalgia is also known to be caused by the lack of sleep. There have been many studies that
support this theory correlating sleep and the disease. We have discussed earlier about how stress
and neurotransmitter abnormalities cause fibromyalgia. In a way, the principle is the same with
poor sleep. However, there are also certain cases where lack of sleep alone can lead to this

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