Today we would love to delve into the health topic Fibromyalgia, to know what it is and possible ways to prevent it.
What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disease characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal discomfort with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body. It is a chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles and tender points all over the body and common and chronic syndrome that causes bodily pain and mental distress. Pain areas are usually in the muscles, abdomen, back, or neck and can be chronic, diffuse, sharp, or severe.
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain syndrome, which affects 2–4% of people worldwide. It somewhat associated with both psychological stress and depression. Stress negatively impacts our brain, nervous system, immune system, circulatory system, endocrine system, etc. So it is important to take a pause sometimes to ease ourselves of body pain and mental distress. If you have fibromyalgia, you hurt all over you even when you’re not sick or injured. If you sustain minor injuries like bruises, you feel hurt more than they should make you feel. You may have more cells that carry pain signals than normal. You may feel pain from things that shouldn’t hurt at all.
The pain/discomfort that signalize this condition may never really goes away if you don’t practice adequate self-management techniques such as understanding your body when it is overly stressed. Sometimes, you are so fagged out that you even have trouble sleeping. You practically sleep for long periods of time yet you feel very unrested. You begin to have headaches, some even feel depressed, you can be anxious, you could have trouble focusing or paying attention, your eyes are dry. In severe cases, you could feel pain or a dull ache in your lower belly, you could have bladder problems that makes you feel mild to severe pain. These are some of the symptoms you feel. If you believe you are already have some of those symptoms of fibromyalgia mentioned, these natural ways could help you ease them through
4 NATURAL WAYS TO EASE SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA
1. Adequate Rest: Do Daily Body assessment of how yourself each day on whether you had enough sleep or not so you can plan your day accordingly. So every day I ensure that once I close at work I have at least two more hours of sleep. If you don’t have such luxury of time, or you want to avoid naps, set a sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Learn to pace yourself by breaking tasks into smaller chunks, giving yourself time to rest in between.
2. Regular, gentle exercise: can help ease pain, stress, and other fibromyalgia symptoms. If you are the type that likes to take a walk, swim, or even work out. You could do this if it’s only for a minute or two at a time. If you feel good, you can increase how long you and how hard you can go.
3. Consume The Right Amount Of Vital Nutrient: Lack of the vital nutrients can trigger can create a host of symptoms of fibromyalgia such as: constipation, nausea, or passing excessive amounts of gas. You could have brain fog -forget things easily and even lack concentration. Increase your magnesium intake as lack of it can increase pain. Magnesium-rich foods include dark leafy greens e.g ewedu, beans, grains and pulses. Don’t forget to reduce the amount of tea and coffee you drink, as caffeine increases nerve pain and lowers magnesium levels.
4. Massage: Massage is a well-known treatment for sore muscles and joints. It involves the gentle manipulation of the body to increase the range of motion, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and relieve pain. Do that anytime.
Always listen to your body and take breaks when you need to. Share your experience in the comment session if you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia before or currently suffering from it. www.theboxshowafrica.com