Monday, December 8, 2008

Different Treatment Modes For Fibromyalgia

By Michael Byrd

Medical conditions such as fibromyalgia are tough to handle, and some patients even feel worse after undergoing treatment. However, take heart! Since I have witnessed dramatic results with alternative remedies for Fibromyalgia, with patients experiencing full reversals. And would it feel good to be fully healed again?

Simplifying your lifestyle helps in treating this disorder. You may begin by looking at your daily activities and identify the stressful conditions that you may eliminate. You can also employ ways to reduce stress by finding better ways to relax. Practices such as deep breathing and meditation are important exercises which do a great deal in easing depression and anxiety which usually accompany Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

The next vital step in treating fibromyalgia is in initiating light aerobic exercises like walking or swimming. Though you may feel pain and uneasiness at the start, the exercises can help in reducing stress. You can do this by starting slowly, and gradually increasing your activity levels until you're doing this for half an hour four or more days each week.

You also need to make sure you get plenty of sleep. It helps to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Fibromyalgia's chronic pain generally causes fatigue, therefore you need to get adequate sleep whenever possible. You need to do everything needed to making your sleeping quarters comfortable, relaxing and quiet. It's also worth knowing that you shouldn't watch the news before going to sleep, as well as to avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar in the evening, because these interfere with sleeping patterns.

As with eating and drinking, achieving high levels of nutrition is vital. Getting as much high-quality nutrition is key in attaining a more vibrant and healthy life. For optimum results, consume organic whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, and omega-3 rich fish. It also helps to reduce fat intake to 30% below your daily calorie level, drink at least eight glasses of pure, clean water, and eat only free-range meat if possible. Smokers are definitely advised to stop this time.

According to Dr. Michael Holick, director of Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research at Boston University, getting at least 1,000 i.u's of vitamin D is another vital nutritional factor to consider. Dr. Holick notes that people who have aching bones and muscles are sometimes simply suffering from the lack of vitamin D.

It's worth knowing that although you try to eat the best and most healthy diets, research indicates that you can't get all the necessary nutrients from the food you eat. It's vital to take whole food supplements for ensuring optimum health, as even the American Medical Association recommends taking these supplements.

In overcoming fibromyalgia, the most important thing to consider is to take better care of yourself. To do this, you need to eat right, exercise regularly, take time to relax, and inform everyone that you've got a new method for having more fun. You could listen to your favorite music, take a warm bath, get a massage, walk your dog, watch a feel -good movie, and whistle a happy tune. Live a great life!

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