It was not very long ago when most doctors would sign and prescript some analgesics when someone suffering from fibromyalgia came to them. Moreover, they considered it to be the same thing as depression and they prescribed treatment only for some particular symptoms.
But now it is accepted by most of the specialists that fibromyalgia is an impartial syndrome, although its symptoms can vary from person to person and sometimes they can even overlap with those of other syndromes, disorders, and diseases. However, the causes of fibromyalgia are still not clear and there are various theories on them.
That is why doctors may be unanswerable tome unusual causes. There are described15 of the most uncommon causes and risk factors for Fibromyalgia which seem to be quite unknown to doctors, not because they have no sound knowledge but because these causes can stay well hidden unless they are discovered in time.
1- A traumatic event
Sometimes due to some traumatic event like the death of a loved one, a person can lead to a state of depression and anxiety which combined with symptoms of Fibromyalgia becomes a severe issue. Although depression is not clarified to be proper a cause for the development of Fibromyalgia, it can act as a risk factor.
Unhealthy food can actually influence the development of Fibromyalgia or any other disease. When the body does not get enough nutrients, it is always at risk to develop the health disorders along with fibromyalgia.
3- Thyroid-related dysfunctions
The metabolism of the body is regulated by the thyroid gland. Any disorder related to thyroid glands can affect the weight gain of a patient, promote sleeping disorders, and badly affect the energy level of body and many other things. The immediate checkup of any trouble related to this area will be helpful for patients with Fibromyalgia since sometimes, proper treatment for a thyroid disorder can help to ease other symptoms of Fibromyalgia as well.
Smoking is not a direct cause of any disorder but it has proven to be a major risk factor. Studies have shown that patients who are smokers tend to develop Fibromyalgia more than those who are not.
5- Poor physical condition
To be fit and healthy it is necessary to have some physical activities in your life. Going out to work or any other purpose is not only good for your body and physical health but keep your mind focused and active. Being at home all the time and not able to go and work outside will give you depression which is an important risk factor for Fibromyalgia.
It may seem strange to you, but Candida can actually be a possible cause for Fibromyalgia. Candida when not properly treated can enter the bloodstream and release toxins that will eventually lead to a feeling of dizziness and fatigue and may cause to develop some digestive issues and chronic pain. All of these are common symptoms in patients with Fibromyalgia.
7- Vitamin deficiencies
Sometimes the deficiency of vitamin D, magnesium and B12 can be unnoticed, but the reality is that, in time, they can direct to the development of Fibromyalgia symptoms.
8- Intolerance to gluten
After the introduction of “gluten-free diet”, this type of intolerance has become more generally well-known. This issue can be very serious and gluten intolerance can promote the development of Fibromyalgia causes that are not related to the digestive system. The disorders caused due to this are sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression, pain and even cognitive impairment.
Being in a state of constant stress is mostly associated with the adrenal glands which ultimately start showing symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
It is a well-accepted fact that genes can be the cause for the development of Fibromyalgia. Still, it is not known that it is actually an MTHFR mutations test that can show whether a person is liable to develop Fibromyalgia symptoms or not.
This may seem very unusual but certain studies have shown that those who have a monozygotic twin show 15% more chances than their siblings to develop Fibromyalgia symptoms.
These toxins can lead to the development of certain Fibromyalgia symptoms since they are very strong so their harmful effects are not limited to this disorder only.
13- Lack of glutathione
The deficiency of glutathione means that your body cannot properly detoxify itself, which, again leads to the development of certain symptoms that are common to Fibromyalgia patients.
It is a renowned fact that mercury is toxic to the human body, but it will also be a surprise for many that body itself contains a high level of it. Make sure that you are correctly tested for heavy metals, especially because it is very important part of detecting why Fibromyalgia has developed in your case and which is the most adequate treatment.
15- Sleep disturbance
Sleeping disorder is not the only symptom but in some cases, it can be the main cause of fibromyalgia. Several studies have shown that sleep disturbances are sometimes linked to the development of Fibromyalgia and that waking up from the deep sleep can be a cause of the enigma.
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