Patient discussion about central nervous system
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Q. Fibromyalgia deeply affect the CNS?
Do fibromyalgia deeply affect the CNS (central nervous system)?
|A1||Fibromyalgia is somewhat related to central nervous system. Fibromyalgia can ultimately disrupt the flow of neurotransmitters between the body and the brain. As a result, fibromyalgia can cause the patient to feel continuous pain, and create chronic muscle spasms. In addition, fibromyalgia patients are often subject to abnormally light a sleeping pattern which prevents the normal production of serotonin and growth hormone normally produced during stage 4 (deep) sleep. This inhibits the body’s ability to heal itself, and may contribute to the overwhelming fatigue and depression experienced by those with FMS.|
|A2||from what I've heard there's a lot of research going on now on CNS involvement in Fibromyalgia. i found a site for you that gather links to abstracts of some of the studies:|
i hope this is what you are looking for!
Q. Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System?
Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Among men and women who is more prone to the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
|A1||here is a quote from the National Fibromyalgia Association site:|
"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."
|A2||Yes. Fibromyalgia is related to CNS. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome in which the central nervous system translates non-painful stimuli into pain. It affects men and women of all ages and races including children. However, women over the age of 30 is more prone to fibromyalgia. It affects 2% – 4% of the total population.|
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