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

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?

Health Benefits of Artichokes

Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

Migraines? Powdered Ginger May Help

Are Americans Really Getting Too Much Vitamin D? A Critical Look at Recent Media Warnings

Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause

Is Activated Charcoal Beneficial?

German Chamomile Oil: A Versatile Essential Oil You Should Have at Home

 
Print Page
Email Article

The effect of reproductive events & alterations of sex hormone levels on the symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM)

  [ 105 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Ostensen M, Rugelsjoen A, Wigers SH • www.ProHealth.com • February 15, 1997


The fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) is a chronic pain disorder
frequently affecting women of fertile age. However, the
relationship of FS and pregnancy has been given little
attention. In the present retrospective analysis, based on
personal interviews, the influence on FS symptomatology by
pregnancy, abortion, menstruation, use of oral contraceptives,
and breast feeding was investigated. Twenty-six women with an
established diagnosis of FS and a total of 40 pregnancies
during disease were included in the study.

With the exception of one patient, all women described worsening
fibromyalgia symptoms during pregnancy with the last trimester
experienced as the worst period. A new change of fibromyalgia
symptoms within 6 months after delivery was reported for 37 of the
40 pregnancies, to the better in four and to the worse in 33
cases, resulting in a prolonged sick leave for 14 patients. An
increase in depression and anxiety was a prominent problem in
the post partum period. FS had no adverse effect on the
outcome of pregnancy or the health of the neonate. In the
majority of patients with FS, hormonal changes connected with
abortion, use of hormonal contraceptives, and breast feeding
did not modulate symptom severity. A pre-menstrual worsening
of symptoms was recorded by 72% of the patients.

Comparing the 26 patients who had borne children during disease
with 18 patients who had all their children before the onset of FS 
revealed a negative effect of pregnancy and the post partum
period of FS and increased functional impairment and
disability in the 26 patients.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Live Without Anxiety or Stress Live Without Anxiety or Stress
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sleep But Were Too Tired to Ask Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sleep But Were Too Tired to Ask
A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood

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