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What kind of diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Dietary Ideas

No specific diet has been found to directly improve symptoms.
Certain diet restrictions can increase energy and alleviate fatigue. Eliminating sugar, processed foods (chips, etc) and simple carbohydrates (white bread, etc.) may also help. Also remember to eat 7 servings of fruit/vegetables and drink 8 glasses of water per day.

In brief: Dietary Ideas

No specific diet has been found to directly improve symptoms.
Certain diet restrictions can increase energy and alleviate fatigue. Eliminating sugar, processed foods (chips, etc) and simple carbohydrates (white bread, etc.) may also help. Also remember to eat 7 servings of fruit/vegetables and drink 8 glasses of water per day.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia

The diagnosis of fibro.
Is often what we call a "diagnosis of exclusion" meaning that appropriate labwork, radiology exams, specialist exams, have been done and as a whole another disease that causes the sx of muscle pains, fatigue etc. Has been excluded.I have found that a few cases labeled fibro..Turn out to be other DX ie.Sarcoid.Eat healthy fresh veg, fruits maint norm wt. Exercise.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

The diagnosis of fibro.
Is often what we call a "diagnosis of exclusion" meaning that appropriate labwork, radiology exams, specialist exams, have been done and as a whole another disease that causes the sx of muscle pains, fatigue etc. Has been excluded.I have found that a few cases labeled fibro..Turn out to be other DX ie.Sarcoid.Eat healthy fresh veg, fruits maint norm wt. Exercise.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Mediterranean

? best diet for fibromyalgia (FM).
Obesity is one of the causal co-factors for FM. Another is sedentary lifestyle with muscle wasting/deconditioning. Low carbohydrate high protein diet combined with exercise to rebuild muscles. Land-based (in gravity field) exercise oft too painful for FM sufferers. Aquatherapy, gentle yoga, tai chi, walking best. Use whole nutrient-dense foods & nutriceuticals.

In brief: Mediterranean

? best diet for fibromyalgia (FM).
Obesity is one of the causal co-factors for FM. Another is sedentary lifestyle with muscle wasting/deconditioning. Low carbohydrate high protein diet combined with exercise to rebuild muscles. Land-based (in gravity field) exercise oft too painful for FM sufferers. Aquatherapy, gentle yoga, tai chi, walking best. Use whole nutrient-dense foods & nutriceuticals.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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