Can Eating Gluten Aggravate Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

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Do you suffer from chronic pain and fatigue with no clear explanation for your symptoms? If you have fibromyalgia, you know how frustrating it can be to navigate through daily life with a body that constantly aches. And if you also have gluten intolerance, you may be unknowingly making your symptoms worse.

Gluten intolerance is mostly associated with gastrointestinal symptoms, but lately, there have been suggestions that it can affect important parts of the body, including the nervous system. Some studies also claim that there might be a link between gluten intolerance and fibromyalgia. Luckily, there may be a more natural solution to manage your symptoms. Read on to discover what this approach is and how it can help you take control of your health and reclaim your life.

 

The Link Between Fibromyalgia and Gluten Intolerance

Fibromyalgia and gluten intolerance are two conditions that are not often discussed together. However, there is a growing belief that these two conditions may be linked somehow.

One of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia is pain—but it's not just physical pain. People with fibromyalgia can experience mental pain as well, from fatigue to muscle aches to depression. It's possible that gluten intolerance could contribute to this mental pain and make it more difficult for people with fibromyalgia to get relief from their chronic symptoms.

Another thing that makes this link between fibromyalgia and gluten intolerance possible is that they share some common symptoms: both cause fatigue, headaches, muscle aches, joint stiffness, and swelling. And both can cause digestive problems like nausea or diarrhea.

A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that people with celiac disease—a condition that affects gluten digestion because of the lack of production of an enzyme called transglutaminase 2 (TG2)—had higher levels of inflammation in their bodies compared with people who didn't have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. 

So, essentially, when you eat products with gluten, they activate the transglutaminase 2 (TG2) enzyme within your intestines. TG2 then attaches itself to your intestinal lining and activates inflammation, which makes it harder for nutrients to get absorbed into your bloodstream. This can cause pain in your muscles and joints, as well as intestinal problems like bloating or diarrhea – making your fibromyalgia feel ten times worse.

 

The Role of Atlas Subluxation in Pain Perception

Besides gut problems, atlas subluxation is a common issue in people with fibromyalgia. This postural issue occurs when the first vertebra in the spine, called the atlas, is rotated out of alignment. When the atlas vertebra slips out of alignment, it affects the surrounding nerves, which can trigger inflammation and irritation. 

Moreover, it can result in the excessive transmission of signals leading to widespread pain, increased sensitivity to pain and pressure stimuli, and chronic fatigue. This can make things like fibromyalgia or gluten intolerance much worse!

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Help Yourself with Upper Cervical Chiropractic

If you're looking for a natural and holistic approach to addressing fibromyalgia, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care may be an excellent option. This specialized form of chiropractic care focuses on the atlas - the uppermost vertebra in the neck - which plays a crucial role in the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. 

By correcting the atlas subluxation, you can potentially reduce the severity of your symptoms and see significant improvements in your overall health and well-being. In addition, this form of chiropractic care is non-invasive, drug-free, and holistic, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a natural approach to healing.

If you're suffering from fibromyalgia and would like to explore Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, we encourage you to seek out a credible and trusted chiropractor in your area. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier life by scheduling an appointment today.

 

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