Fibromyalgia remains today of these diseases that keeps the scientific community (particularly medical professionals) in continuous confrontation.
Mainly because some believe (including myself), which is a real physical illness, but there are still many professionals who say it is a psychological illness and pain is in the mind.
Now finally gives us a study shows that it is quite a physical illness, and has little psychological. The study, by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NBIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States gave to the cause of this disease is currently already a separate entity, but already diagnosed by pure away similar conditions.
The actual cause of fibromyalgia, uncovered
According to recent research, the culprit of this disease is the alteration of body temperature. As you know, our body is kept at an average of 37 ° C (98.6 degrees F, as indicated by the research), that is because our acts of blood as a coolant of the body, like the water heaters in cars. But fibromyalgia patients can not maintain their body temperature constant.
When we lose a lot of heat (hypothermia) or earn too (hyperthermia), the hypothalamus, the brain center responsible for the regulation of our body temperature, and is trying to maintain balance in the body. It uses the blood and blood vessels. When it gets too cold, the vessels (vasoconstriction) are closed to protect our core temperature bodies. If it is warm, open vessels (vasodilation) to cool the body. Similarly, when performing exercise or use our muscles for a task, the blood flows between the skin and muscles as a coolant as well.
The blood flowing poor, the actual cause of fibromyalgia
For the opening and closing of the flow occurs there properly and valve communication between blood vessels, arteriovenous shunts are controlled by the hypothalamus to open or close as appropriate, thus maintaining the balance of the body. And finally we have the blood capillaries, the shape of the small vessels of our body that also helps maintain the temperature, among other functions. It highlights the high number in the feet and hands.
Previously it was known that patients with diabetes end up hurting the blood capillaries, causing loss of sensation, and changing the temperature of the hands and feet. But fibromyalgia goes further, because it is injured in this disease are valves between the vessels, shunts Arteriovenous, which interfere with the activity of capillaries and cause a disturbance of muscle tissue and skin nutrition, besides damaging the body of the cooling system.
Responsible muscle disease fibromyalgia
Because of this dysfunction accumulates lactic acid in the muscles and deep tissue, affecting the muscular system and cause pain, eventually reaching fatigue, typical symptoms of fibromyalgia.
In addition, the somatic nervous system, responsible for the sensitivity, also affected by the arteriovenous shunts dysfunction and find hypersensitised sends pain signals to the central nervous system, which further aggravates the symptoms.
So you see, fibromyalgia has a psychological illness and many physical diseases. The problem so far is the little knowledge we had about her and how to diagnose and even without knowing the cause. Hopefully this and future research on the subject, we can arrive at a correct diagnosis and treatment.