What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal syndrome; symptoms include chronic pain, stiffness and tenderness of specific points, as well as fatigue, sleep problems, and headaches. There is no cure and the etiology of the disease in unknown, but the symptoms can be quelled by medication and lifestyle changes.
Oxidative Stress and Fibromyalgia
In Fibromyalgia patients there is an imbalance between oxidant and antioxidant levels when compared to healthy individuals, showing that there is an increase in reactive oxygen metabolites and a decrease in antioxidative species as a defense mechanism. Combined, this leaves the body defenseless against free radical attack. Because of this, it has been postulated that oxidative stress (as seen from the imbalance of oxidant/antioxidant in the body) is a large contributor to the etiology of the condition, particularly in the muscle pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
Potential Therapeutic Effects of Antioxidants
Increasing the amount of antioxidants in your body, whether through eating antioxidant rich foods, taking an antioxidant supplement, or both, can help to neutralize the imbalance that is found among Fibromyalgia patients. Local oxygen toxicity can be reduced to minimize the symptomatic pain of this condition.
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