Increased Heart Risk for Fibromyalgia Patients Concerns Doctors

Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, Always Tired, Tired, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFSFibromyalgia has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as stroke. This is concerning to doctors who are still trying to figure out accurate ways to diagnose the widespread pain disorder. Now they have to look past the pain to identify potential heart problems for patients who often suffer from chest pain, palpitations, and heartburn.


Why Cardiovascular Disease and Fibromyalgia Go Hand-in-Hand

Why are fibromyalgia patients predisposed to more cardiac problems? Consider just one example of what may happen to a patient with fibromyalgia that would increase heart issues. If the patient does not exercise because of the pain, it could lead to weight gain. That, in turn, can increase the risk of vascular issues including stroke.

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Besides maintaining a healthy weight, there are other things that a patient can do to reduce the risk of future heart problems. Here are just a few:

  • Reduce Stress – Stress leads to cardiac issues as well, so if you already suffer from fibromyalgia, you want to keep stress levels low.
  • Massage Therapy – This is one way to reduce stress, and it has the added benefit of lowering the heart rate.
  • Get Enough Sleep – A Good sleep schedule is vital for a healthy heart. Follow good sleep practices like not using mobile devices in bed at night.
  • Exercise – While moderate exercise may be painful, there are various forms of light exercise that can help reduce pain and are good for your heart. Anything low impact like stretching, walking, and swimming can prove beneficial.


Seek Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

What does your neck have to do with fibromyalgia? The atlas vertebra protects the brainstem. A misalignment can cause pressure and even restrict the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood. This can throw off the way the body interprets pain signals. Correcting the misalignment can give your body the chance it needs to heal from the damage caused by such a misalignment.


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