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Fibromyalgia may be caused by a hyperactive brain response to pain

Fibro Daily June 23, 2013

A recent study suggests that the pain felt by patients with fibromyalgia may be caused by a hyperactive brain response. Studying cerebral blood flow in 25 women with fibromyalgia and 25 women who were healthy, researchers found that there was a more pronounced increase in blood flow to the major blood vessels that go to the front of the brain in the women who have fibromyalgia. They also found that the more severe the illness, the more the flow of blood to the region increased.

Read more: Blood in the Brain & Fibromyalgia Pain Processing



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