Fibromyalgia is an ailment affecting the central nervous system, and it happens quite a lot of people. A lot of work has been carried out, with the objective of identifying the causes of this painful condition. But all that work is not for nothing, since the authorities in the medical community have been able to understand what causes this disease. We are referring here to the underlying causes of the disease and the more shallow triggers that spur the attacks. The improved understanding of the condition's causes has, in turn, made its management easier and more effective. We do have to mention that there are other causes of this disease, besides the three that we are just about to look at. These are considered to be the major causes since they are the most obvious and most prevalent causes of the disease that we know about.
Fibromyalgia is often largely brought on by stress. This often acts as a trigger to episodes of the disease in question. The disease could also be blamed on people having experience childhood stress. Take note that people are vulnerable to this disease if they are also suffering from various states of depression. Children who suffered through depression and even abuse gravitate more towards the 'dark' are more prone to have fibromyalgia problems.
Hormonal imbalance and changes in the brain's biochemistry also cause fibromyalgia. If there is an imbalance in the person's growth hormones, that's when the condition takes place. There is, however, some disagreement in the medical community: with some experts postulating that the deficiency in growth hormone production may be as a result of, rather than the cause of, this particular disease. Serotonin and dopamine are the two most blamed culprits if the cause of the condition has something to do with the brain's biochemistry. We are looking at a situation where too little serotonin can cause this particular disease. Dopamine, also known as hypodopaminergia, also causes fibromyalgia in pretty much the same manner. One reason for these deficiencies in the brain is stress, as we talked about earlier in the discussion. But then again, there is also that argument: is stress the cause or the result of the neurotransmitter abnormalities? We only know for sure that patients with fibromyalgia almost always suffer from these abnormalities in their neurotransmitters. But if patients wish to correct these neurotransmitter abnormalities, there are certain medications available to them.
Having poor sleep will also bring about this condition. Fibromyalgia has been proven to have a direct cause and effect relationship with poor sleep. We have discussed earlier about how stress and neurotransmitter abnormalities cause fibromyalgia. In a way, the principle is the same with poor sleep. But fibromyalgia can also arise simply from lack of sleep, even if stress and the abnormalities in neurotransmitters are not part of the equation.