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3. Hormonal Imbalance
Many fibro patients have low levels of important hormones like cortisol and androgens, and some experts believe this imbalance is the major source of the disease. The theory centers on the fact that certain hormones support muscle growth, helping the body metabolize important vitamins and minerals for better muscle and brain function. And while there isn’t concrete evidence that hormonal issues are to blame, hormone blood tests have been used as diagnostic markers in certain cases, and some fibro patients have found significant relief with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Fibromyalgia vs. MS, two very different conditions that share similar symptoms but only one shows up in the brain while the other doesn't.