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POSTED BY JULIE ROBERT-MCGILL
There are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia, report researchers.
Fibromyalgia affects 2-4 percent of the population and has no known cure. Symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep, and cognitive difficulties, but the disease is most clearly characterized by widespread chronic pain.
“AS PAIN PHYSICIANS, WE ARE FRUSTRATED BY OUR INABILITY TO HELP…”As reported in the journal Pain, approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or lesser quantities in the microbiomes of participants suffering from the disease than in the healthy control group.