|What is Fibromyagia?
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting more than 5 million people in the US. Yet, fibromyalgia can be difficult and, at times, a frustrating journey to diagnosis and to treat.
Fibromyalgia pain is different than pain you may experience from a headache or sprained ankle. Fibromyalgia is a specific kind of pain that’s chronic, widespread, and often accompanied by tenderness. “Chronic” means that the pain lasts a long time—at least 3 months or longer. Many people experience fibromyalgia pain for years before being diagnosed. “Widespread” means that it is felt all over, in both the upper and lower parts of the body. However, many people with fibromyalgia feel their pain in specific areas of their body, such as in their shoulder or neck. And “Tenderness” means that even a small amount of pressure can cause a lot of pain.
To most physicians the pain of Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a mystery. Its unrelenting and debilitating pain is often relegated to being of psychosomatic origin due to the fact that it does not decrease with the use of NSAID’s, opiates or psychotropics. In the present mindset of medicine if these medications do not relieve the pain then it must be all in the patients mind!
Let’s use a simple example we’ve all experienced. When you were a child you likely at some time put rubber bands or string around your wrist and cut the blood supply off to your hand. At first the hand went numb. Then while turning an interesting shade of blue or purple, it began to throb. The more you moved your fingers and contracted the muscles the more the hand hurt. The longer the time the circulation was occluded from the area the harder the hand hurt. At that same moment in time, if you mainlined heroin that hand would still have hurt despite the fact that the strong opiate was swimming round your system and brain killing all other pain. Why? Pain meds have no effect on relieving the pain of ischemia!
OK, so ischemic pain can’t be relieved by pain killers or anti-depressants, so how does this relate to Fibromyalgia. Easy, in FMS we have a build up of fibrin (the fibro of Fibromyalgia) through and across striated muscle around the body. There is also the growth of fibrin in the micro circulation essentially plugging these tiny blood vessels in the affected areas. The combo of decreased blood supply, with the strangulating effect of the fibrin on muscle tissue, creates the environment of ischemia. This is also why when these patients are taken through bouts of aerobic exercise or high intensity resistance exercise their pain greatly increases.
Fibromyalgia can be tough to deal with because you appear normal but don’t feel normal. You may constantly suffer from symptoms of the fibromyalgia syndrome, such as muscle pain, feelings of fatigue and even digestive problems.
What to do??
If you tried medical fibromyalgia treatments and found little relief for your symptoms, then why not try an alternative treatment for fibromyalgia? Enzyme therapy has been used as an effective natural treatment for illnesses, pain relief, and digestive problems for centuries. It has now gained medical credibility throughout North America and can help you reduce your symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Enzymes are also found in food sources, herbs, and plants have been used to treat all sorts of illnesses.
Enzymes have been called the ” Spark of Life”. Every biochemical function of the body depends on enzymes. They are proteins that facilitate the chemical breakdown of our food into smaller, absorbable components. We could not survive without Enzymes!
We depend on Enzymes to convert our food to energy. Normally, digestive enzymes are produced within our body, with 90 percent of digestion and absorption taking place in our small intestine.
Aren’t There Enough Enzymes in the Food I Eat?
One question I often get is “Don’t I get enough enzymes in the foods I eat?” Well, if you eat 100 percent
fresh raw foods then you get enough to digest those foods. However If you eat cooked foods you should realize that they have zero enzymes. This means your body must take much needed metabolic enzymes that it would have used for healthy elimination and assimilation of vitamins, minerals, and regeneration of cells and tissues and use those enzymes to digest the cooked foods.
But, because of circumstances, such as processing and cooking the food we eat, the pancreas and other organs of the endocrine system are put under tremendous stress. They have to draw on reserves from the entire body in order to produce the massive amounts of the proper digestive enzymes. The pancreas, liver and gallbladder become stressed and over-burdened.
It is also theorized that the extra work the pancreas is called on to do leads to stress on the pituitary gland, which is followed by thyroid imbalances and weight problems.
How Can Enzymes Benefit Fibromyalgia Sufferers?
Enzyme supplements and a good diet can help Fibromyalgia patients maintain energy for cell growth and as well as strengthen their immune system. People with fibromyalgia often display irregular nervous systems and a thickening of the myofascia tissue.
Myofascia tissue is a thin tissue that surrounds the muscles. When this tissue thickens, it reduces elasticity and slows the transmission of signals the brain sends to body. As a result, fibromyalgia patients experience pain, tiredness, and digestive problems.
Research shows that many patients have difficulties breaking down carbohydrates because they don’t have amylase—the natural enzyme produced by our body. Amylase enzymes are needed to break down carbohydrates. Similarly, many patients also show a lipase deficiency.
Lipase enzymes work to break down fats. Therefore, without the proper enzymes needed to break down carbohydrates and fats and proteins, a person with fibromyalgia may compromise their immune system and digestive system.
How Can A Digestive Enzyme Regime Help People with Fibromyalgia?
People with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndromes that have started a digestive enzyme regime often show and improvement in their symptoms. This is because the regimen provides enzymes that the body lacks, and promotes cell nutrition by nourishing the nervous system and digestive system.
Your digestion is key to your optimum health from top to bottom. The most effective way to reach your health goals is to include digestive enzymes.
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