Monday, July 29, 2013

New Research on Fibromyalgia

My fellow fibro-mates,

I am pleased to announce to all of you today that there is new research on fibromyalgia that finally makes sense!
It is not imaginary and it is definitely not all in the head!
Dr. Rice has discovered that fibromyalgia patients have surprisingly excessive amount of arteriole-venule (AV) shunts, a type of nerve fiber under our skin. It is found that there is a link between these nerves and the widespread pain that Fibro sufferers feel.

Neuroscientist Dr. Frank L. Rice explained: “We previously thought that these nerve endings were only involved in regulating blood flow at a subconscious level, yet here we had evidences that the blood vessel endings could also contribute to our conscious sense of touch… and also pain,” Rice said. “This mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation fibromyalgia patients. This, in turn, could contribute to the hyperactivity in the brain.” (taken from )

I am excited and happy to know of these new findings. Thank God for scientists!
Please read also from the links below to find out more :)

Let's continue to pray for ongoing research to discover new treatments and possible therapies to cure this disease.

God bless you!

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