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Therapies For Fibromyalgia May Be On The Horizon

Thursday 27 September 2018

 

From Health Europa:

 

Mind
 

Therapies for fibromyalgia may be on the horizon

26th September 2018
© Pan European Networks Ltd

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Harvard University, USA, have made a groundbreaking step towards finding new therapies for fibromyalgia.

Therapies for fibromyalgia have been difficult to come by; however, researchers have discovered that the activation of glial cells causes inflammation in the brain of fibromyalgia patients, therefore paving the way for new therapies.

Difficulties of developing therapies for fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes muscle pain, severe fatigue, insomnia and cognitive difficulties, with patients experiencing symptoms of pain and tenderness throughout the body. Unfortunately for sufferers, the causes of the difficult-to-treat pain disorder are predominantly unknown.

“The findings open the way for the development of completely new therapies for this currently difficult-to-treat condition,” says Professor Eva Kosek from the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.

Nevertheless, using PET brain imaging, researchers at Karolinska and Harvard, have now shown that glial cells, the immune cells of the central nervous system, are activated in the brains of patients with fibromyalgia. Therefore, opening the way for new therapies.

 

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