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

Basic Aromatherapy to Help Balance and Calm

Tea drinkers have lower glaucoma risk

Soy, cruciferous vegetables could help lower breast cancer treatment side effects

The Long-Term Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea

Why You Should Try This Sweet-Smelling and Health-Boosting Essential Oil

Wonderful White Tea: A Drink Fit for an Emperor

Arnica: This Powerful Herb Promotes Various Kinds of Healing

Chamomile Tea: Why This Ancient Therapeutic Drink Still Stands Out Today

Get ‘Hooked’ on Cat’s Claw: The Many Benefits of This Amazonian Herb

Try Apple Cider Vinegar and Black Cumin Oil as Your Go-To Salad Dressing

 
Print Page
Email Article

Abstract: Effect on prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4 levels by local administration of glucocorticoid in human masseter muscle myalgia

  [ 18 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 22, 2002




Journal: Acta Odontol Scand 2002 Jan;60(1):29-36

Authors: Hedenberg-Magnusson B, Ernberg M, Alstergren P, Kopp S.

Affiliation: Clinical Oral Physiology, Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden. britt.hedenberg-magnusson@ofa.ki.se

NLM Citation: PMID: 11902610

Our aim was to determine whether masseter muscle (M) and plasma (P) levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) or leukotriene B4 (LTB4) are influenced by local glucocorticoid administration and whether such changes would be associated with corresponding changes in local pain or hyperalgesia.

Eighteen patients with fibromyalgia and 15 with local masseter myalgia were examined immediately before and 2 weeks after intramuscular administration of glucocorticoid with regard to masseter muscle resting pain and tenderness to palpation, pressure pain threshold, maximum voluntary mouth opening (MVM), and pain on maximum voluntary mouth opening.

The primary criteria for inclusion were presence of pain for a period of at least 3 months and tenderness to digital palpation in the masseter muscle region. At both visits microdialysis samples were obtained from the masseter muscle, and venous blood was collected for analysis of POE2 and LTB4.

Dialysate levels of M-PGE2 did not change significantly after glucocorticoid administration, but reduction of masseter resting pain and increase of MVM were associated with decrease of M-PGE2 in the patients with fibromyalgia. Dialysate levels of M-LTB4 increased in both groups. In the patients with local myalgia the plasma level of LTB4 also increased, and this increase was associated with a decrease of pain and masseter tenderness.

In conclusion, this study shows that reduction of masseter level of POE2 after intramuscular glucocorticoid administration is associated with a decrease of resting pain in patients with fibromyalgia. In addition, the masseter muscle level of LTB4 increases in patients with fibromyalgia and local myalgia.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg 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

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
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get Energized with Malic Acid & Magnesium

Natural Remedies

Hydroxytyrosol: A Superior Antioxidant for Combatting Oxidative Stress Hydroxytyrosol: A Superior Antioxidant for Combatting Oxidative Stress
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know
Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love
How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?

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

© 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map