Causes of weight gain in patients with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia often causes weight gain in people due to a number of factors that are directly and indirectly related to the disease itself.


Fibromyalgia causes hormonal imbalances that affect the levels of cortisol, thyroid gland, serotonin and insulin, as well as the production of growth hormones. Because of this hormonal imbalance, metabolism slows down and weight gain often results.


Fatigue associated with fibromyalgia also leads to weight gain. Because fibromyalgia initiates an excitation disorder in the brain wave pattern during sleep, the individual may not have a sufficient quality sleep, the person may also suffer from sleep apnea (pauses in breathing and snoring) During the night) and restless legs syndrome (tingling sensation in the legs), which increases fatigue.


A new study found that lack of sleep also leads to increased production of hypocretin, which is important in sleep and appetite levels. When the levels of hypocretin neurons are high (by the environment and mental) leading to a growing state of arousal, leading not only to fatigue, but also to eating.


In addition to fatigue, the experience of many patients with chronic pain fibromyalgia, which can also inhibit the ability to exercise. Continue…

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