Saturday, January 31, 2009

*ALERT* News Related to Fibro and Adrenal Fatigue

Hi Everyone,

You have to read this and then get to work asking questions and finding answers. I know I am! I'll be contacting my doctor to ask about this information and it's validity in his opinion.

At any rate,adrenal fatigue is definitely something we need to be alert to.

(The following was retreived 1.31.09 from http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/fibromyalgia.php)

Quote: "Fibromyalgia is a group of rheumatic disorders not involving the joints that is characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles, areas of tendon insertions and adjacent soft tissue.

It may be primary or secondary to another underlying condition and may be generalized or localized.

Most people who suffer from fibromyalgia have a form of Adrenal Fatigue. Sometimes the Adrenal Fatigue comes before the fibromyalgia. The tip-off that there is a low Adrenal component is a longer than normal recovery period with decreased stamina and morning fatigue.

When these symptoms are present, Adrenal Fatigue is likely contributing to the symptom picture, no matter the cause of the illness. In the case of fibromyalgia, substantial evidence is now emerging that that it, and several other illnesses, may result from unusual infectious microorganisms that are not detected by the typical diagnostic tests.

Special, sophisticated lab tests such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can, however, detect these invaders and, in a growing number of peer-reviewed papers, are confirming the presence of these microorganisms in illnesses such as fibromyalgia.

Once they have been detected, the proper treatment can be given. Often there are two or more microorganisms associated with this syndrome and both have to be eliminated before recovery can be expected.

One of the most likely connections between fibromyalgia and Adrenal Fatigue is that the infectious agent(s) that lead to its development may also set up conditions that foster Adrenal Fatigue. The direct effects of a smoldering pathogen in the body as well as the systematic stress the infection creates put the adrenals on overload.

These pathogenic microorganisms that lead to the development of fibromyalgia also act as a tremendous body burden, draining Adrenal resources and producing Adrenal Fatigue. This further weakens the immune response and makes it harder to fight off the infection. With new diagnostic procedures available for detecting the specific infectious agent(s) responsible, there have been encouraging results using a combination treatment that eliminates the specific pathogen(s) while strengthening the adrenals. Simultaneously eradicating these infectious agents from the body, while providing adequate Adrenal support is the key to complete recovery.

Conversely, Adrenal Fatigue often precedes a syndrome such as fibromyalgia. The immune weakness that results from altered Adrenal function sets the stage for easier infection by pathogens, such as those responsible for fibromyalgia, and for greater debilitation. When there is a longer than normal recovery period with decreased stamina and pronounced morning tiredness, Adrenal Fatigue is likely contributing to the symptom picture, no matter the cause of the illness.

Providing adequate Adrenal support while eradicating the infectious agents from the body is the key to complete recovery from fibromyalgia. For detailed information about how to support your adrenals read Dr. Wilson's book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome and check out Programs for Adrenal Recovery on this website." End Quote

1 comment:

God's Girl said...

Thanks for sharing! Interesting post! : )