Fibromyalgia has affected more than 6 million people throughout the world. Or, in other words, 1 in 50 people suffer from this disease. It is characterized by terrible pain in the muscles and skeleton, accompanied with brain fog, depression, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbances, and fatigue. In the conventional medicine it is treated by antidepressants and pain-relievers, although the root cause for its occurrence is hasn’t been determined yet. Functional medicine, on the other side, tries to identify the cause of this issue. Based on one physician of functional medicine, the following are the 10 main root causes of fibromyalgia:
Gluten is associated with more than 55 diseases. Its symptoms are manifested as neurological problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, behavioral issues, and pain.
The biggest part of the patients who suffer from fibromyalgia has candida overgrowth, that is a yeast infection living in the intestines. The problem occurs when it breaks down the wall of the intestines and enters the bloodstream, thus releasing some toxins within the system and causing fatigue and brain fog.
Most people are not even aware of the fact that they have hypothyroidism. When a person measures the function of their thyroid gland, the doctor checks 6 blood markers. When evaluating the thyroid disorders, the doctor focuses on the optimal reference range instead of the standard one. Having thyroid levels in the optimal range relieves sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression, and brain fog.
People suffering from fibromyalgia have magnesium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D deficiency. Numerous doctors proved that increasing magnesium levels reverse the patient`s condition.
Leaky Gut and Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
The number of bacteria is bigger than the number of the human cells in the body. As soon as they get out of control, a person might lose their digestive ability and capacity to absorb nutrients, vitamin B12, more particularly. People diagnosed with fibromyalgia should fix the gut first, because it is essential cycle in which almost everything is tightly related.
The main cause of adrenal fatigue is the chronic stress, no matter if it is real or not. However, it is not the initial adrenalin stressor. The commonest adrenalin stressors are lack of vitamins, Candida, mercury toxicity, and food intolerance. In order to support the adrenals, you should use adaptogenic herbs.
Mycotoxins are toxins that are created by toxic mold. Almost 25% of the population has the gene which makes a person susceptible to its detrimental effects. But, conventional testing for environmental mold does not test mycotoxin, but the amount of mold spores only.
Mercury is thought to be a root cause of fibromyalgia, including autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, chronic fatigue, and even cancer. That’s why numerous doctors advise their patients to remove their mercury amalgam fillings and to search for a biological dentist.
Glutathione, an essential antioxidant that has a crucial role in the process of detoxification in the body. Scientists proved that glutathione intake or taking precursors such as mill thistle and NAC will treat fatigue.
MTHFR is vital for the metabolic process called methylation, in which both folic acid and folate are transformed into active forms so the body can use them. Every MTHFR mutation makes the body less able to detoxify toxins such as mercury and lead.