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

Trending News

15 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds, According to Science

Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

CoQ10's Potential Capabilities for Your Health

Testosterone replacement therapy associated with improved urinary, sexual function

How Can Melatonin Benefit You?

Cloves: Boost Your Immune System the Sweet and Spicy Way

The Many Potential Health Benefits of Curcumin

Cinnamon Health Benefits Proven

8 Chia Seed Recipes

 
Print Page
Email Article

Physical and emotional stress and altered reactivity of the autonomic psychophysiological responses in patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome

  [ 170 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Kati Thieme, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • November 22, 2006


Journal: Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Volume 61, Issue 5, November 2006, pp. 671-679. Available online November 1. Authors and affiliations: Kati Thieme, Ulrike Rose, Thomas Pinkpank, Claudia Spies, Dennis C. Turk, Herta Flor. Department of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany; Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. [E-mail: Kati.Thieme@zi-mannheim.de] PMID: 17084146

Physical and emotional stress and altered reactivity of the autonomic nervous system have been implicated in the development and maintenance of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). This study investigated blood pressure, heart rate (HR), skin conductance levels (SCL), and surface electromyograms (EMG) from the trapezius muscle in 30 FMS patients and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs). All measures were continuously recorded during baseline (BL), social conflict, mental arithmetic, and relaxation tasks.

The FMS patients showed significantly higher stress ratings and self-reported stress responses. Baseline EMG levels were significantly lower, and BL HR was significantly elevated. During both stress tasks, HR reactivity was significantly lower, and SCL reactivity was significantly higher in the FMS group.

This pattern of low BL muscle tension and high BL HR, along with low HR and high SCL reactivity to stress, is discrepant to other chronic pain syndromes and suggests unique psychophysiological features associated with FMS. Several potential mechanisms for these psychophysiological responses are discussed.

Keywords: Fibromyalgia syndrome; Psychophysiology; Electromyography; Stress-reactivity




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Optimized Curcumin Longvida®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin
Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health
Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map