There’s a link between gut bacteria and fibromyalgia severity

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Understanding the biological mechanism of fibromyalgia is critical, because it shows that this condition is real.


(McGill University/ Futurity) — Researchers have found that alterations in gut bacteria and blood bile acids of women with fibromyalgia are associated with the severity of their symptoms.

Their new study also points to a biological signature that could facilitate diagnosis.

Affecting up to 4% of the population and mostly women, fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues. Poorly understood, the condition has no cure and is difficult to diagnose.

After showing for the first time, in 2019, that fibromyalgia was linked to alterations in the gut microbiome, the researchers have taken a major step towards better understanding the association between gut bacteria and the syndrome. (…)

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