Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by – and perhaps related to – other physical and mental conditions that include fatigue, cognitive impairment, irritable bowel syndrome and sleep disturbance. And more than 90 percent of those diagnosed with the syndrome are women.

But hope may be on the horizon for sufferers of this debilitating and painful condition.

060815-fibro hyperbaric 1A clinical trial involving women diagnosed with fibromyalgia showed the painful condition improved in every one of the 48 who completed two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Brain scans of the women before and after treatment gave credence to the theory that abnormal conditions in pain-related areas of the brain may be responsible for the syndrome.

Full story available here – Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers.

Image courtesy Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research

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6 thoughts on “Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers

      1. It can be hard to keep up! But busy is better than bored! I’ve been so busy ramping up my production for STEAM Register that I barely have time for fun these days 😉

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    1. You’re welcome. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the headline. Was going to try and write something instead of using the press release itself, but it was too technical for my brain. I have so many friends who suffer from fibro (and endo as well), and any hope for the future is better than no hope at all.

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