HGH and Fibromyalgia
HGH and FIBROMYALGIA
1. FIBROMYALGIA NOT CLEARLY DEFINED
2. FIBROMYALGIA EFFECTS WHO AND ITS SYMPTOMS
3. CAUSES OF GETTING FIBROMYALGIA
4. HGH IMPROVES SLEEP AGAINST FIRBROMYALGIA
5. HGH PROTECTS MUSCLES AGAINST FIBROMYALGIA
FIBROMYALGIA NOT CLEARLY DEFINED (return to top)
The connection between HGH and Fibromyalgia is more indirect but still very significant. Fibromyalgia is an illness that cannot be clearly defined and may mimic other conditions and as such is more accurately called a syndrome rather than a disease. A disease is an illness that laboratory and physical exams expose with very specific symptoms. In fact, 70% of fibromyalgia patients meet all the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The major difference is that with fibromyalgia there is musculoskeletal pain.
FIBROMYALGIA EFFECTS WHO AND ITS SYMPTOMS (return to top)
Fibromyalgia is a common and may effect as much as 4% of the population and if found mainly in women at a ratio of 20 women to every one man. In some people the pain can be severe and disabling and in others there is only mild discomfort. There is muscle pain which may be general and localized tender points but there is no inflammation or effect in the joints as is found in arthritis. The stiffness and pain usually comes gradually and worsens with physical straining, overuse or fatigue and is especially found in the soft tissue and muscle of the thighs, lower back, neck, shoulders, chest and ribs.
CAUSES OF GETTING FIBROMYALGIA (return to top)
Although there is no known cause of fibroymalgia evidence shows its onset from physical or mental stress, infections, inadequate sleep, injury and sometimes from rheumatoid arthritis. The present concessus is that sufferers may have lower levels of serotonin which helps one sleep and explains the exacerbation of the response to pain. Fibromyalgia tends to run in families but as yet the genetic weakness that may cause it has not been discovered.
According to “Reversing Fibromyalgia” by Dr. Joe M. Elrod
HGH IMPROVES SLEEP AGAINST FIRBROMYALGIA (return to top)
“There is reason to believe that lack of delta sleep (deep sleeping patterns occurring in the later hours of sleep), leading to growth hormone deficiency, is at the heart of many of our problems as fibromyalgies. While the pituitary gland secrets growth hormone (somatotropin) around the clock, the largest spurt of growth hormone secretion – as much as 80 percent of it – occurs during delta sleep.” Poor sleeping patterns and lack of deep sleep are common denominators among fibromyalgies.
HGH PROTECTS MUSCLES AGAINST FIBROMYALGIA (return to top)
As you move about during your waking hours, microscopic tears occur in your muscles, Growth Hormone has a role in repairing your muscles. People with fibromyalgia tend to have muscles that are tighter and less flexible than those of most people, so we can infer that our muscles would be more subject to microtrauma. If we get more than our share of tiny muscle tears and less than our share of (HGH) somatotropin, the result is constant muscle ache and pain that is characteristic of fibromyalgia.”
Below are links that give extensive detail on fibromyalgia and also on evidence of the benefits of increasing the release and utilization of human growth hormone in relation to this syndrome.
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