If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you know how debilitating the disease’s widespread nerve pain can be to your body. New research shows that microcirculation problems may be among the causes of fibro nerve pain.
The concept of microcirculation—the circulation of blood in your body’s smallest blood vessels—may be a key to unlocking the mysteries of fibromyalgia.
The Latest Research on Microcirculation and Fibromyalgia
As more patients are diagnosed with fibromyalgia each year, research on the disease’s causes and potential treatments are increasing rapidly. A study was done on exactly how blood circulates near tender points in the body in fibromyalgia patients. Circulation was found to be poor near tender points, leading researchers to believe that microcirculation near the surface of the skin is at play when it comes to fibromyalgia pain.
Many people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia find that it’s harder to exercise than it was before they began experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms. Studies have shown that microcirculation problems can contribute to exercise intolerance and muscular fatigue in fibromyalgia patients. Although exercise has been shown to help with fibromyalgia symptoms, it can be hard to use movement as an effective treatment when it can also lead to painful flare-ups. This can be disheartening for fibro patients who are trying their best to manage their stress and symptoms through exercise.
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Improving Microcirculation in Fibromyalgia Patients
If you think some of your fibromyalgia symptoms may be related to microcirculation problems, you’re not alone. Many fibro patients are finding that improving microcirculation relieves some of their fibro symptoms. Let’s take a look at some of the options for improving microcirculation:
- Exercise – As stated above, exercise can be a great way to get the blood moving and improve microcirculation. However, many fibro patients find that they need to experience symptom relief before they feel well enough to exercise.
- Heat therapy – Spending time in a sauna or hot tub or using a heating pad can get your blood flowing directly beneath the skin. Although this is a short-term solution, it can provide relief to people who need assistance with microcirculation.
- D’OXYVA – A fairly new innovation in the world of microcirculation, D’OXYVA is a transdermal delivery application that significantly improve microcirculation, with validated results to give relief from pain to patients who need it most and are unable to get help with microcirculation through exercise. Most fibromyalgia patients find that they achieve significant pain relief after using D’OXYVA for 2-7 days.
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you’re not alone. Help is available. Using a combination of exercise, heat therapy, and D’OXYVA may give you the relief you’re looking for.
Abnormal microcirculation and temperature in skin above tender points in patients with fibromyalgia
Microcirculation abnormalities in patients with fibromyalgia – measured by capillary microscopy and laser fluxmetry