Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of Dec. 10…
At the beginning of this week, we had an article called Cigarette Smoking & Fibromyalgia. Smoking can make flares worse in addition to the obvious health problems it causes. So while smoking may seem to be a stress reliever for some, it is really stressing out the body in numerous ways. For example, by raising the blood pressure and weakening the repository system.
This week also brought more news about sleep issues in fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia patients suffer well-documented sleep issues, so this study about how a lack of sleep affects falling down is one that only supports what many fibromyalgia patients have been saying for years: not sleeping messes up your life. It is not only annoying, but dangerous. Read more: Research Brief.
And in relation to sleep, we also have an article about snoring. It must be treated, hands down. A new study shows that heart problems in obstructive sleep apnea equate to those in Type II diabetes. These problems can be fatal. Treating snoring can help prevent deadly heart failure.
Next up; depression. It factors largely among the lives of many fibromyalgia patients. Now, a new study links motivation and pleasure together in the brains of mice. Researchers were able to both induce and relieve these symptoms. This a huge step in understanding and treating depression. Read more: Optogenetics Induces, Relieves Depression Symptoms In Mice.
The last article of the week is an interesting bit about fish: They benefit from probiotics. If fish eat probiotics, they grow healthier and stronger. Both fish and probiotics are excellent to include in the diets of fibromyalgia patients. The article is called, Probiotics Help Fish Grow Up Faster And Healthier. So make sure to read!
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