Stress during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of fibromyalgia for baby girls

From a Uni­ver­si­ty of Pitts­burgh School of Med­i­cine Press Release about find­ings being pre­sent­ed at the Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress of Neu­roen­docrinol­o­gy June 19–22, 2006:

Stress­ful or trau­mat­ic events expe­ri­enced dur­ing preg­nan­cy can have long-last­ing effects on the fetus, yet these effects may not become appar­ent until many years lat­er, accord­ing to a study sug­gest­ing that girls born of such preg­nan­cies may be at greater risk for devel­op­ing a painful mus­cle con­di­tion called fibromyal­gia as adults.

The details sound very much like recent find­ings regard­ing abnor­mal­i­ties in reac­tions to stres­sors in chron­ic fatique suf­fer­ers. That could lend cre­dence to those who believe fibromyal­gia and chron­ic fatigue syn­drome are relat­ed con­di­tions.

June 29, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
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