100 Questions & Answers About Fibromyalgia by Sharon Ostalecki

By Sharon Ostalecki

No matter if you re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a pal or relative of somebody anguish with Fibromyalgia, this e-book bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Fibromyalgia offers authoritative, sensible solutions to universal questions on this situation to assist sufferers and households in achieving a better realizing of all points of facing fibromyalgia together with healing procedures, resources of help, and lots more and plenty extra. This publication is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this affliction.

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Sleep is a habit, and determining good and bad tendencies requires detailing all the happenings that transpire over a 2- to 4-week period of time. A detailed diary is indispensable for formulating a differential diagnosis and, ultimately, a treatment plan. 42. Is an overnight sleep study always necessary to determine a cause of insomnia? Most causes of insomnia can be readily identified by a physician through a careful history and physical examination. However, relying on the observations of bed partners or other household members can often reveal additional causes such as obstructive sleep apnea or movement disorders that might otherwise be missed.

Overwhelming evidence shows that sleep is essential to life. The defining features of sleep include minimal movement, stereotypic posture, reduced responsiveness to stimulation, and reversibility (the ability to awaken). Fibromyalgia and Sleep Sleep is vital to the restoration and recovery of physiological processes degraded by continued wakefulness. Circadian rhythm A metabolic or behavior pattern that repeats in cycles of about 24 hours. Rapid eye movement (REM) A light sleep when dreams occur and the eyes move rapidly back and forth.

1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t F i b r o m ya lg i a When a hyperresponsive prolonged general firing of the sympathetic nervous system occurs, it is known as the “fightor-flight” response. It is the body’s natural response system for dealing with dangerous situations. The response prepares humans for vigorous muscular activity to counter a perceived threat. It is usually triggered by trauma, fear, anger, or cold and prepares us to react physically and emotionally to a threatening situation. This activation is associated with specific physiological actions, both directly and indirectly, through the release of epinephrine (adrenalin) and, to a lesser extent, norepinephrine from the adrenal glands.

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