Patients with Severe Fibromyalgia More At Risk for Cardiovascular Incidents

Patients with Severe Fibromyalgia More At Risk for Cardiovascular Incidents
shutterstock_237973618A team led by researchers at the Ankara University School of Medicine in Turkey recently published in the journal International Angiology their findings regarding the aorta's artery status in female fibromyalgia patients. The study is entitled “Evaluation of aortic elastic properties in patients with fibromyalgia.” Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, stiffness and numbness in certain parts of the body, headaches, sleep disorder and mood alterations. This disorder can affect people's ability to conduct simple daily tasks, compromising their quality of life. Women are more likely to develop this disorder than men. Sympathetic activity refers to the body's unconscious preparation and adaptation to an action activity, like an increase in the heart rate, release of sugar from the liver into the bloodstream, and other so called “fight-or-flight” responses. It is known that a chronic high sympathetic activity can cause negative cardiovascular responses in patients with fibromy
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