To answer the question “Is Fibromyalgia An Autoimmune Disease?,” it is first important to have a clear understanding of what an autoimmune disease is:
What Is Autoimmune Disease?
The main cause of the symptoms of common autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and multiple sclerosis is an abnormality that causes the immune system to attack its own organs and tissues.
This effects every part of the body.
The primary designed function of our immune system is to protect us against that which is foreign, while recognizing that which is native.
But if for some reason, our tissues become contaminated with a foreign protein (such as genetically altered wheat or milk protein) that can attach itself to our cells and tissues and therefore change the configuration of the “self” protein, this can greatly alter the immune system’s response that causes to see the affected tissue no longer as “me.”
And if the tissue in no longer exactly “me,” then is must be “not me” and therefore it must be protected against. An inflammatory process begins, which puts the body on the road to developing autoimmune disease.
Is Fibromyalgia An Autoimmune Disease?
Although fibromyalgia has many autoimmune type symptoms (such as irritable bowel syndrome, Reynaud’s Phenomenon, Sjogren ’s Syndrome, etc.), there is very strong evidence that the cause of fibromyalgia is persistent elevated levels of accumulated toxins which cause a combination of immune system overwhelm and endocrine system dysfunction which leads to a highly active and ongoing inflammation process in the brain.
According to a highly regarded medical doctor and researcher these abnormalities remain unresolved not only due to what has already been mentioned but also due to massive depletion of biological nutrients and resources necessary for the body systems’ proper function and homeostasis.
Experts refer to fibromyalgia as an “Abnormal Pain Processing Disease” because the pain of fibromyalgia originates in the brain not as the result of an abnormality or inflammation in the muscles and joints where it actually hurts. And although this phenomenon is highly unusual, it is well understood by experts who have studied fibromyaglia.
The fact is when the accumulated toxins which cause the symptoms of fibromyalgia are detoxified and removed, the symptoms of fibromyalgia disappear on their own. This was well documented by a medical study, ending in 2007, in which thousands of fibromyalgia patients resolved their symptoms within a very short period of time after learning the necessary steps required for detoxification of the toxins that were responsible for the cause of their illness in the first place.
This is good news for anyone suffering from fibromyalgia who is seriously and genuinely looking to find the exact steps that can result in the resolution of all fibromyalgia symptoms which leads to healing their body.