The Top 5 Fibro Articles of the Week are:
Premature-Aging Marker Linked to Fibromyalgia Pain discusses a new study that shows that a biological marker specifying premature aging may be connected to fibromyalgia pain. This study shows solid evidence for the oft-disputed diagnosis of fibromyalgia, and may provide deeper insight into how to treat the pain.
You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning with the article The Long-Lasting Positive Effects Of Healthy Diets, Even With Partial Weight Regain. It is often assumed that skinnier is always healthier, but if you follow a healthy diet that causes a bit of a weight gain, that is not necessarily bad. The nutrients and non-chemical foods will do a world of good for your fibromyalgia and overall health. Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets are great resources for healthy meals.
Next, Yahoo! Voices blogger Lori Leidig reached out on Facebook to ask experienced fibromyalgia patients for advice to give to newbies. or recently diagnosed fibromyalgia patients. It’s an interesting article, because so much of what is learned about this disease is learned throughout the trial and error of patients, who turn to the internet to share their knowledge. Well, now a lot of that helpful advice has been gathered and posted into one place: Advice from the Masses: Coping with Fibromyalgia
Exciting news came from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers, who presented information about depression at Neuroscience 2012, the Society for Neuroscience’s 42nd annual meeting on October 13 -17 in New Orleans. Their work with mice shows that depression may not only be caused by a chemical imbalance, but neurons misfiring. There also seems to be some immune system involvement in depression. Fibromyalgia and depression are closely linked. This research is expected to benefit people who suffer depression no matter what the cause, because it targets new treatments for it: New Targets for Treating Depression
Researchers Find The Missing Link Between Mental Health Disorders And Chronic Diseases In Iraq War Refugees covers the riveting research about veterans, their mental health, and chronic disease/pain. There has long been a connection between fibromyalgia and trauma, including combat. Many veterans and civilians exposed to war report chronic symptoms of pain without receiving the help they need. Read this article to discover some intriguing information that may help you or someone you care about who has been exposed to such trauma.
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