Improving nutrition levels may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia

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fibromyalgia nutrition, fibromyalgia diet, arthritis digest magazineAn imbalance of nutritive components may play a role in the development of fibromyalgia, experts report in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy.

A review of the evidence suggests that muscle pain could be associated with deficiencies in amino acids, magnesium, selenium, vitamins B and D. Muscle pain could also be affected by the harmful effects of heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium and lead.

People deficient in certain essential nutrients may develop dysfunction of pain inhibitory mechanisms along with fatigue and other symptoms of fibromyalgia. And mercury and other toxic elements might interfere with the bioavailability of essential nutrients.

“Dietary guidance is therefore critical for fibromyalgia patients to help them in correcting a suboptimal or deficient intake of essential nutrients,” the research group highlights. “When optimal levels of nutrition are achieved, pain levels are usually lowered. Additional research is recommended in the field of fibromyalgia and nutrition to disclose further possible relationships.”

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