CHAOSTOCOSMOS

Saturday, 23 September 2017

An Overlooked Issue in Fibromyalgia? Study Highlights Problems Standing (Orthostatic Intolerance)



The autonomic nervous system rears its head in fibromyalgia – again. The pattern in fibromyalgia is now pretty clear; the fight/flight (sympathetic nervous system) system is activated even during rest, the heart rate response (chronotropic incompetence) to exercise is in the pits, and the sympathetic nervous system – overactive during rest – poops out when under stress. Plus the baroreflex response, which maintains blood pressure, and regulates autonomic nervous system functioning, is not working properly either.

An Overlooked Issue in Fibromyalgia? Study Highlights Problems Standing (Orthostatic Intolerance)
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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