Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #2:

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Fibromyalgia can be caused by an Auto Immune Condition.   An autoimmune condition is where your immune system is attacking a part of your body, and in your case, it is most likely attacking multiple systems in your body including your thyroid gland, adrenal gland, nerves, joints and muscles.  This is why you suffer with constant pain and chronic fatigue….

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #3:

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GET YOUR THYROID TESTED…NOW!   I have treated thousands of fibromyalgia patients over the years and I have yet to see a fibromyalgia patient in which there thyroid wasn’t involved!  Think about it, your thyroid controls your body metabolism, it HAS TO BE INVOLVED!  The primary reason that I see patients suffering from fibromyalgia is a condition in which their…

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #4:

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How to know if you are autoimmune! How do you know if you’re autoimmune?  How do you know if your immune system is attacking your body?  Well…we just talked about the fact that we can run tests on your thyroid, specifically TPO and TGB antibodies, to see if your immune system is attacking it along with running the immune panels….

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #5:

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Know the Autoimmune Triggers! One of the most common questions I get is…”How did I develop this autoimmune condition?” Well…it’s pretty much genetics and the environment.  It’s a matter of what came first, the chicken or the egg?  We all know that genetically, you may be at risk for developing certain problems and/or conditions. Then there are environmental factors, one…

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #6:

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PROLACTIN Prolactin is a hormone that’s made by your pituitary gland.  High levels of prolactin suppress TSH or Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone.  Prolactin is balanced by progesterone and dopamine, so when people have a dopamine deficiency, or progesterone deficiency, their prolactin will increase, and that will decrease the function of the pituitary’s production of thyroid-stimulating hormone. The imbalance will show up on…

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #7:

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PCOS—Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome There have been studies that show that PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, can trigger Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune thyroid).  PCOS is a common female hormone disorder.  It affects 5-10 percent of menstruating women, and it is one of the most common causes of infertility.  PCOS symptoms include the inability to lose weight, hair loss, fatigue after meals, hormone…

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #8:

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Anemias   I’ve mentioned that fibromyalgia can be caused by an autoimmune condition in which the body is attacked by the immune system.  What if the patient isn’t autoimmune?  Since there are a small percentage of patients that are not autoimmune, what else could be causing the problem? Anemia is the answer!  Anemia in and of itself is a deal-breaker…

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #9:

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Blood Sugar/Blood Glucose   From a medical standpoint, normal blood glucose levels have a broad range of 70 to 105, while functional or optimal blood glucose level ranges are 85 to 99.  According to the American Diabetic Association, a blood sugar level reading of 106 to 126 is termed “insulin resistance” or “pre-diabetes,” and anything above a reading of 127…

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Success Secret #10:

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Brain Function As I have mentioned in previous secrets, brain function is extremely important in treating fibromyalgia! Our brain needs two things to survive:  fuel and activation. Fuel is glucose and oxygen, which is why we use Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) in our office.  We have addressed the glucose end of the equation: now let’s address the importance of…

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Fibromyaliga Treatment Success Secret #11:

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The evils of GLUTEN! Gluten is one of the biggest culprits in causing an autoimmune condition that I see in my office.  Remember in Fibromyalgia Treatment Success #2 that I said fibromyalgia can be caused by an autoimmune condition?  That’s why it is EXTREMELY important to be tested properly for gluten sensitivity.  In our office, we run a food sensitivity…

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