Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Feel Better While Fighting Fibromyalgia

Receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be devastating. You feel tired all the time, your muscles hurt, and you struggle to sleep at night. These symptoms can seriously interfere with your daily activities, and, if you’re like most people with fibromyalgia, you are looking for relief. However, this condition can be a challenge for doctors to treat. One substance that many people have turned to for help fighting fibromyalgia is dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA.

Your body creates DHEA naturally in the adrenal glands, gonads and the skin. Your body also makes cortisol, and this stress hormone increases your appetite while toning down the immune system’s inflamatory responses. As we get older, we gradually make more and more cortisol; and less and less DHEA.

Ideally cortisol is only released into the system occasionally, rather than on a chronic basis. But in todays busy world, many people deal with ongoing stress every day, for years at a time. If cortisol levels are too high for too long, they may have undesireable side effects including loss of bone density, muscle wasting, thinning of skin, fluid retention, weight gain, increased vulnerability to bacteria, viruses, and cancer. When cortisol is up, your DHEA levels are down. The two hormones have an inverse relationship in the body. DHEA counterbalances the harmful effects of cortisol. One of the things that DHEA helps the body do is support immune response by increasing both the number of and activity of natural killer cells that destroy foreign cells and thereby help us to resist diseases.

Two of the most difficult symptoms of fibromyalgia are lack of energy and difficulty sleeping. Some people with fibromyalgia have trouble going to sleep, while others can manage to fall asleep but are unable to remain in a deep sleep throughout the night. Some people may have trouble concentrating because of a condition that is called “fibro fog.”

As an important pro-hormone, DHEA has been proven to allow deeper REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. This is the sleep in which you dream – the deep restful sleep that allows you to wake up feeling alive and alert and ready to go. DHEA also helps people regain focus and a sense of well-being.

If you are wary of taking supplements by mouth, you are in luck because DHEA works best as a bioidentical cream, applied on the skin — the dermis, where your body makes and uses it naturally. Twist 25 DHEA cream is bioidentical DHEA with water, coconut oil, vitamin E and Coenzyme Q-10. No other DHEA supplement has been tested like Twist 25 cream. Just apply a pump or two of this cream to your skin each day, and your body will use it to help you sleep better at night, improve your ability to concentrate and generally feel better.

Counterbalance the negative effects of cortisol and make your own hormones. Look your best feel your best with Twist 25.

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