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Are bad genes related to fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Though no genetic link has been proven, there are studies looking at catecholamine methyltransferase and serotonin transporter genes in fibromyalgia (fms).
These genes may predispose persons to a heightened sensitivity to pain and/or depression. Eleven other genes are currently also being investigated.

In brief: Maybe

Though no genetic link has been proven, there are studies looking at catecholamine methyltransferase and serotonin transporter genes in fibromyalgia (fms).
These genes may predispose persons to a heightened sensitivity to pain and/or depression. Eleven other genes are currently also being investigated.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults.
These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. This is a metabolic disease amenable to metabolically directed treatments.

In brief: Yes

Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults.
These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. This is a metabolic disease amenable to metabolically directed treatments.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: No but good are

? If "bad genes" in fibromyalgia (FM).
Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is causal co-factor for FM. JHS has genetic nature mostly found in female family lines. JHS is a conserved trait related to easier childbirth; greater infant survivability. Even so-called "benign" varieties of JHS (commonly called "double jointedness") impart ligament laxity & joints susceptible to bio-mechanical injury.

In brief: No but good are

? If "bad genes" in fibromyalgia (FM).
Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is causal co-factor for FM. JHS has genetic nature mostly found in female family lines. JHS is a conserved trait related to easier childbirth; greater infant survivability. Even so-called "benign" varieties of JHS (commonly called "double jointedness") impart ligament laxity & joints susceptible to bio-mechanical injury.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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