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Causes of Fibromyalgia

The article will delve into the causes and complications of Fibromyalgia that you should be aware of.

  • 11 Oct 2023
  • 2 min read

Fibromyalgia is a severe disorder that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body. A person with this condition also experiences trouble during sleeping, widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in the joints, muscles, and tendons. With new research coming out all the time, there are many theories on why fibromyalgia may happen, which makes it even more challenging to pinpoint specific causes. In today's article, we'll explore some possible causes of fibromyalgia and why health insurance can be great tool against it. 

How is Fibromyalgia Caused?

There is no definitive reason for the causes of fibromyalgia. However, there are a couple of theories as to what may contribute to the development of this severe condition. Here are the 8 root causes of fibromyalgia:


Fibromyalgia is a condition claimed to be caused by a combination of genetic factors that runs in families which suggests that genes associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia may play a role in its development. 


Infections could lead to fibromyalgia-like Lyme disease, triggered when a bacterial infection is transmitted by ticks that cause many symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, and rheumatoid arthritis. 


Fibromyalgia is a condition that is believed to be associated with trauma. This condition can happen when there is physical trauma, like a vehicle accident or a severe fall or emotional trauma experiences like abuse or neglect may also play a role and are thought to alter the neural system and result in chronic pain.

Emotional stress

Stress is thought to be one of the major fibromyalgia causes, which can trigger fibromyalgia symptoms and release stress hormones that can worsen the pain and interfere with sleep, which can make fatigue worse.


This is the condition when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue, leading to widespread inflammation and pain. Autoimmune condition-related diseases are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease. which have all been linked to fibromyalgia

Hormonal imbalances

Fibromyalgia condition has been reported to be linked with hormonal imbalances that can lower the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine and elevate cortisol levels. 

Nutrient deficiencies

Nutrition deficiencies also contribute to the development of fibromyalgia because deficiencies of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are directly linked with an increased risk of fibromyalgia.

Sleep disorders

Sleep problems are common symptoms of fibromyalgia because these conditions worsen fatigue and pain and make it more difficult for the body to function actively during the day. 


Knowing what causes fibromyalgia can be a great way to jumpstart treatment solutions. While there is still much to learn about its origin and development, the causes of fibromyalgia are linked with psychological triggers such as stress or trauma, certain medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, or even genetic factors. With the right diagnosis and treatment plan, it is possible to live better despite living with this chronic condition.

The above blog aims to provide general information about health and related topics. Any information provided in this blog, website or in any linked materials is not intended and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is important that you contact your Doctor before starting a new medicine or health regime.

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