is Fibromyalgia (CFS) ?
is a recently recognized disorder that is regarded as a chronic condition
associated with the experience of non-inflammatory pain and tenderness
in muscles, ligaments, joints and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is a relatively
common condition very similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) the
only point of difference is presence of musculoskeletal pain in Fibromyalgia
and that of fatigue in CFS. Low level of Serotonin is considered to
be most important biochemical criteria. The primary treatment goals
should include raise serotonin levels, improve sleep quality, and
assure adequate magnesium levels.
are the symptoms ?
aches or stiffness at many sites for more than three months.
headache including migraines
disorder, particularly timings of cycles
and psychological complaints
headaches and facial aching
of swelling in limbs
of developing pelvic inflammatory disease
changes in the brain
complications are primarily psychologicak and lead to signs of depression
and related mental disorders.
diagnostic tool is specific to fibromyalgia and any diagnostic application
will not necessarily lead to its diagnosis. Its diagnosis is primarily
established by a careful history concentrating upon the life style
of the person and thereby assessing the strain (mental & physical)
one goes through in his routine.
The main criteria remains to be chronicity in this case.
can be described as 'Mansa Dhatugat and Mansavrut Vata'. Fibromyalgia
may be perceived as a Vata imbalance. It is caused due to aggravation
of vata leading to neurological signs and symptoms.. Accumulation
of Ama (toxins) and shrotorodha are also contributory factors.
Approach of Fibromyalgia and CFS Treatment -
treatment concentrates on vata shaman and purification of the body
which is said to become impure due to accumulation of Ama ( toxins
is the main physiotherepeautic process employed in this disorder.
and Nutrition -
best diet suited to patiets of fibromyalgia is -
juices and soups.
water and Coconut milk.
of carrot, Cucumber, Beetroot.
vegetables like squash, zucchini and pumpkin .
like cumin, coriander, ginger asafetida, garlic, fennel and turmeric.
salad with a dressing of lemon juice and a little salt.
(recipe made by cooking rice and mung dal, 1:1 or 1:2 proportion)
patient of Fibromyalgia and/or CFS should avoid the following
hot, spicy and fried foods, sweets, foods like brinjal, cabbage,
Cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, okra and potatoes.
much tea, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yogurt, chocolate, cocoa.
Sleeping during the day and staying up late at night
tensions like worry, anxiety, fear, stress and grief.
and a proper daily routine are the primary requisites of the patients
of this disorder so as to enable them to lead a healthy and a normal;
offer some classical Indian supportive remedies for this disease which
are supposed to be taken strictly under medical supervision. Kindly
Ask a Doctor