Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic wide spread pain throughout the body. Fibromyalgia can effect almost every area of the body. In the past doctors thought it was in the mind of the sufferer. Advanced research and technology is helping them gain a clearer understanding of how the condition works. Fibromyalgia sufferers have had the most complaints of chronic wide spread pain throughout the muscles and joints.
One of the major signs for Potassium deficiency is muscle pain and spasms, is there a connection between potassium deficiency & Fibromyalgia? It is believed by many doctors that the improved diet of the person with Potassium deficiency can help keep away the pain of muscles & cramping. Potassium controls the contractions within the muscles and when there is not enough potassium the control is off balance. This can cause muscle spams, charlie horses, or other muscle related problems.
So what about Fibromyalgia, can it help this condition as well? Some doctors feel that those with Fibromyalgia suffer from pain merely because they body registers pain on a different scale than most people. With pain heightened by the sufferer, it would seem that any relief of pain may help. So figuring out what is causing the pain in the first place should be the next step. It is possible that the pain of muscles and joints of those who have Fibromyalgia could be caused by Potassium deficiency.
If this is the case a change in diet may reduce the level of pain someone with Fibromyalgia maybe experiencing. While there has not been any research on this theory as of yet, asking your health care professional to check your level of potassium couldn’t hurt. They can do this through blood testing during your regular visit. Additionally knowing that potassium needs to be replaced if you are suffering from diarrhea, excessive sweating, or you are an athlete is a big step closer to keeping yourself healthy.
Below are some signs of Potassium Deficiency & Fibromyalgia:
Muscle Cramping & spams
Conditions Associated with Potassium Deficiency
Congestive Heart Failure
Wide spread pain in muscles
Restless Leg Syndrome
Change in mood
Conditions associated with Fibromyalgia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Further research is necessary in the study of Fibromyalgia. Though Potassium Deficiency can strike anyone, it is quite possible that those with Fibromyalgia could benefit from a better diet enriched with potassium. So for those with the love of Bananas, eat up!
(*This article is meant for entertainment purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice, if you have any of the above symptoms or require medical assistance see a licensed medical professional.)