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What is the fibro scan?

What is the fibro scan?

Liver ultrasound: Fibroscan is a special type of liver ultrasound that can measure the stiffness of the liver, and is used to decide how much advanced hepatitis or cirrhosis may have damaged the liver in chronic disease. It is only helpful with chronic or advanced stages of liver disease, and does not reliably predict mild or moderate liver diseases, which can be assessed better by liver biopsy ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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What can I do about my fibro?

What can I do about my fibro?

Controversial answer: Fibromyalgia in my experience has 3 main causes: sensitivities (ex to sugar, gluten), toxicities (ex. exposure to heavy metals), & ligament inj or hypermobility syndromes.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Functional medicine drs are also a good place to start as they deal w/ the sensitivities & toxicities.Prolo/neuroprolotherapy help many of my pts. ...Read more

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What else can you do for fibro pain?

What else can you do for fibro pain?

Meds, et al: Fibromyalgia prescription drugs include gabapentin, lyrica, cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and perhaps some sleeping pills and analgesics. But relaxation exercises, biofeedback, aerobic exercise, and improvement in sleep patterns, ail help substantially. Visit a physiatrist or rheumatologist who has experience in the area. ...Read more

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Why did I get fibro and not everyone else?

Why did I get fibro and not everyone else?

Possibly genetic: There is some evidence that genes play a role in who develops fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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What can help me during my high fibro pain days?

What can help me during my high fibro pain days?

Alternatives: 35y female seeks therapies for "high fibro pain days". Cymbalta, Lyrica & Savella (milnacipran) meds are approved for Fibro pain. Alternatively, massages w. oil-extracted cannabis lotion, cannabis indica inhaled/eaten & hops extract. Reports of dramatic & temporary relief lying in Samadhi tank; wherein Gravity is relatively negated; demonstrating relationship of body-part weights to pain arousal. ...Read more

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How do I know if this new problem is fibro-related?

How do I know if this new problem is fibro-related?

Guesstimating: ? if "new problem" is fibromyalgia (FM) related. Cause FM "officially unknown", but joint hypermobility, childbirth, mechanical injuries, obesity & prolonged illnesses common in FM sufferers. Unifying aspect is soft tissue weakness, especially low back & pelvis ligaments & gravitational impress on loose joints. If "new problem" can be associated w. these biomechanical dynamics, high likelihood. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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What is the best course of action to treat severe "fibro fog"?

What is the best course of action to treat severe "fibro fog"?

Many approaches!: A burst of Adrenalin helps activate anyone. A five minute burst of intense activity can help. Caffeine in coffee, theophylline in tea, and guarani in herbal preps can help. If these do not work: two more options! buproprion-xl or the use of Provigil /nuvigil can help . Avoid amphetamines and Ritalin (methylphenidate) like drugs. These will not help arthritis sx, or inprobe sleep. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia: can a person have fibro flares many years apart?

It is not uncommon f: Yes it is possible. It is not uncommon for someone living with fibromyalgia to experience periods of flare ups and periods of relatively mild symtpoms. The intervals between flare ups can vary from patient to patient with different potential triggers such as stress, infection, physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle changes and insomnia to name just a few. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Could you please define fibro and what does the pain look like?

Could you please define fibro and what does the pain look like?

Widespread pain: Fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome of persistent waxing/waning widespread pain, stiffness, fatigue, nonrestful sleep, and some cases with cognitive difficulty. Often having symptoms of anxiety/derepssion and some impairment of daily activities due to pain and fatigue etc... It typically presents in young or middle aged women, but this is seen in men too... See your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do about fibro fog? At home and med to ask my dr about.

What can I do about fibro fog?  At home and med to ask my dr about.

FM: For most people fibrofog is multifactorial but a large component usually stems from sleep deprivation. See a sleep specialist or a fm specialist to help you improve the quality of your sleep. ...Read more

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What is fibro malygia? What r its causes? And what are its symptoms?

What is fibro malygia? What r its causes? And what are its symptoms?

Chronic pain: Fibromyalgia (fm) is a chronic musculoskeletal pain problem. While there are no structural or autoimmune abnormalities, fm sufferers have diffuse body pain with multiple tender points, poor sleep, fatigue and often other symptoms. Many fm patients also have anxiety or depression. Fm is a disorder of central pain processing in the brain. Exercise and meds for sleep and/or mood can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have fibro are there any exercises or diet that can help minimize the pain?

I have fibro are there any exercises or diet that can help minimize the pain?

Healthy diet works!: Moderate intensity exercise helps. High intensity is not necessary. In my clinical experience, Diet is more important though. Make sure you dont have any food allergies, get an objective serum/urine nutritional profile and start an anti-inflammatory diet. No sugar or alcohol, minimize simple carbs/grains, avoid trans and omega 6 fats, processed food. Eat lots of veges and fruit, monounsat fat ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Could it happen that I live without pain for several days if I have fibro and some other days with horrible pain?

Could it happen that I live without pain for several days if I have fibro and some other days with horrible pain?

Fibro pain: I believe you mean fibromyalgia, which is generalized pain, with sleep difficulty, alteration of sensation and can have good days and bad days. ...Read more

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How can the pain of fibro originate?Does it start from a certain point and then widespread.?What are the body parts that are affected most?Help me

How can the pain of fibro originate?Does it start from a certain point and then widespread.?What are the body parts that are affected most?Help me

No specific cause: The cause of fibromyalgia is not known. As the name implies--it is the fibrous (tendon/ligament) areas connecting to muscle (myo) and algia to mean pain..Thus pain near the joint regions. In severe cases, pain is virtually every where. The current thinking is that the altered/heightened sensitivity to pain (abnormally high pain perception) is the underlying problem of fibromyalgia.... ...Read more

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