Take on inflammation when treating fibromyalgia suggests evidence review
The role of inflammation in the development, progression and treatment of fibromyalgia is reviewed in Rheumatology International resulting in suggestions for treatment avenues.
There is plenty of evidence showing that fibromyalgia often exists alongside other conditions and diseases – and that inflammation can be a common feature of many of these.
So experts looked at the evidence and found that cytokines/chemokines, lipid mediators, oxidative stress and several plasma-derived factors seem to underlie the inflammatory state in fibromyalgia.
“There are potential new therapeutic options targeting inflammatory pathways in fibromyalgia patients,” the researchers explain. “There is evidence to support the inflammation-driven pathways in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia.”
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