New ways to diagnose and determine fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue using metabolic tests and functional neurology.
Salem, OR (1888PressRelease) March 05, 2010 - A new system of evaluating chronic pain or fibromyalgia. Symptoms involved with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue include fatigue, insomnia, dizziness or vertigo, stomach pain or bloating, memory loss (usually short term), knowing what you want to say but can't get the words out, headaches and swelling. And these are only some of the symptoms!
The correct testing is done to find out exactly what is going on. You might say that you already had blood work done. But the key is doing the right blood tests. Here is a list of specific blood tests that can give you a lot of information:
#1: A thyroid panel
#2: A metabolic panel
#3: A lipid panel
#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)
Thyroid, adrenal, blood, and gut function need to be assessed. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, you can heal faster. The complete metabolic panel allows you to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.
Adrenal Stress Index: You can further test your adrenal glands which are your "stress" organs. IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA, THIS TEST IS A MUST! This test measures your cortisol levels. When your body's cortisol level is abnormal you will suffer from insomnia. Cortisol levels can be corrected through specific nutritional protocols thereby curing insomnia.
You may be gluten sensitive and have created a gluten autoimmune problem. Well, there are tests that you can do to know. If someone is autoimmune, that means that their body attacks certain tissues of the body, literally destroying the tissue or organ. This test will determine if someone is autoimmune.
An evaluation of brain neurotransmitters need to be done. Neurotransmitters are VITAL for proper brain function. Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain.
Hormone panels: A hormone panel can determine if one suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mood swings, weight gain and decreased physical stamina, to name a few.
Inflammation: The amount of inflammation in your system can be test by measuring homocysteine levels and C-reactive protein. Many people who suffer from chronic health conditions have elevated inflammatory process in their body. Just about every fibromyalgia patient will have some form of chronic inflammatory process in their body
Once the necessary tests are run, a specific protocol can then be established.