ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease has devastating effect on patients

Missing Link Found Between Brain, Immune System - Major Disease Implications

Association of lyme disease and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type: Is it inflammation mediated?

Adapt to Stress Naturally with These Power Herbs

Curcumin Made 65X More Bioavailable - Modern Take on a "Golden" Spice Busts Brain Fog, Joint & Body ...

Why So Many Arthritis Sufferers Fail to Find Relief

Discovering Coffee's Unique Health Benefits

Safely Manage Joint Inflammation: Curcumin

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Awards Grant to Harvard Medical School Researchers for Development of an Ac...

Therapeutic program reverses cognitive decline

 
Print Page
Email Article

Fibromyalgia study links level of dopamine metabolism & gray matter density in certain brain areas

  [ 2 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • June 16, 2009


Previous studies have shown that fibromyalgia is associated with reductions in gray matter in parts of the brain, but the exact cause is not known. Using sophisticated brain imaging techniques, researchers from Louisiana State University, writing in the June 2009 issue of The Journal of Pain,* found that alterations in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine might be responsible for gray matter reductions.

For the study, magnetic imaging resonance data from 30 female fibromyalgia patients were compared with 20 healthy women of the same age. The primary objective of the study was to confirm original findings about reduced gray matter density in a larger sample of fibromyalgia patients. They explored whether there is a correlation between dopamine metabolic activity and variations in the density of gray matter in specific brain regions.

• Results showed there were significant gray matter reductions in the fibromyalgia patients, which supports previous research.

• In addition, the fibromyalgia patients showed a strong correlation of dopamine metabolism levels and gray matter density in parts of the brain in which dopamine controls neurological activity.

The authors concluded that the connection between dopamine levels and gray matter density provide novel insights into a possible mechanism that explains some of the abnormal brain morphology associated with fibromyalgia.

___
1. See “Changes in Gray Matter Density in Fibromyagia: Correlation with Dopamine Metabolism,” by Patrick B Wood, Michael F Glabus, Ryan Simpson, and James C Patterson 2nd, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA. [E-mail: pwood@anglerbiomedical.com]

Note: To read another recent article by Patrick B Wood, MD, and Andrew J Holman, MD, originators of the Dopamine Theory of Fibromyalgia, see "An Elephant Among Us: The Role of Dopamine in the Pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia" published Feb 2009 in The Journal of Rheumatology.

Source: American Pain Society news release, Jun 16, 2009



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS
World Famous Joint Relief Formula Enhanced by Modern Science World Famous Joint Relief Formula Enhanced by Modern Science
Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial
Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep? Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing