Fibro is a systemic disease that mainly affects the nerves, muscles, their attachments (tendons, ligaments) and coverings (fascia). It also affects many other parts of the body, including the stomach, bowels and female organs.
Pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, mood imbalance, allergies, skin problems, adrenal stress, anxiety, hyperthyroidism, headache, migraine, breast tenderness and hormonal imbalances are common symptoms.
But as if that isn’t enough for sufferers to deal with, there is another overlooked, critical and almost universal symptom - gut and digestive problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Leaky Gut.
Signs and Symptoms:
Excessive gas and swelling, abdominal cramping and a bloated feeling are the most common. Some sufferers also experience chronic constipation that is periodically interrupted with episodes of chronic diarrhoea. Painful bowel movements are also common, particularly during menstrual cycles. As are bladder spasms which manifests itself as pain over the pubic bone and pain when urinating.
Making Your Gut Great Again:
The importance of gut health in Fibro sufferers cannot be overstated. Notwithstanding the severity of symptoms, poor gut health dramatically compromises the absorption of the advanced nutrients that fight Fibro – namely, PEA, Magnesium as Glycinate, NADH and CoQ10.
There are many strategies to improve gut health. These depend on each sufferer’s specific symptoms and their severity. This can range from a simple probiotic right through to advanced intervention using Chinese Medicine.
If you’re fighting Fibro and suspect you have gut issues, contact Elixir today. We specialise in treating Fibro and provide advice and information treating this debilitating condition. We develop patient-centred treatment protocols based largely on advanced nutrient therapies. We offer complementary phone consultations where we assess symptoms and recommend an individualised treatment protocol. So, if you or someone you know is fighting Fibro, contact Elixir today.