By: Dr Alex Robber
Fibromyalgia is a common, weakening pain disorder. It has a seven-fold greater presence among women than men in about 0.5-10, percent of the world’s population.
However there is not only pain but also exhaustion, sleep disturbance, steepness, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, memory or issues with concentration, etc. Fibromyalgia patients are also severely impacted by bone health.
Understanding Fibromyalgia and Bone Health
Therefore the first of many impacts of fibromyalgia on bone health are the results of low blood concentrations for 25-OH of vitamin D in a high percentage of fibromyalgia patients.
Although concentrations of parathyroid hormone or calcium are persistently small, no important variations exist. Some patients have osteomalacia in biochemistry.
The fact that the patients may be too weak to receive enough exposure to sun could also explain low vitamin D concentrations.
Usually it is shown that the fibromyalgia patient differs in density at the center of the distal site in the radius in the radius bone when examining bone mineral density. This is generally a long-term bone loss instead of a short-term one.
The mineral density of the spine bone is also small among these patients.
Understanding Fibromyalgia Patients
Studies have shown that patients with fibromyalgia are much more probable than ordinary people:-
- to smokers
- to have prior fractures
- steroids or anticonvulsants (medicines used for epileptic disease) to improve the danger of becoming osteoporosis
- to be less physically active
- to have a family background of osteoporosis
Bones are fragile and fracture susceptible to osteoporosis. Because Osteoporosis may occur in a big number of patients with fibromyalgia. In areas such as necks, spinal pillars and hips, the bone density is smaller.
Similarly patients aged between 51 and 60 years often suffer from osteoporosis. Fibromyalgia sufferers are believed to be osteoporosis due to decreased hormones of development.
People with an osteoporosis family history usually have a higher risk for the disease. Furthermore, non-Hispanic Caucasians or Asians are at higher danger.
Before taking any medication always concern your health care provider and it is important to be diagnosed correctly. Stay Healthizes!