"And there's an intriguing bonus. Scientists think the gene mutation that the Beery twins inherited from their mother may be responsible for a pattern of a neuromuscular disease called fibromyalgia in her family. Fibromyalgia sometimes responds to anti-depressants called SSRIs that raise serotonin levels." The Beery family in 2010 on a visit to Baylor.
Why was this high school student losing weight and feeling so sick?
Drawing of the digestive tract showing the mouth; esophagus; stomach; small intestine; large intestine, also called colon; ileum; rectum; and anus. Caption: The intestines, or bowel, include the small intestine and the large intestine, also called the colon.
Autoimmune Disease Linked to Estrogen Deficiency- Autoimmune diseases, like Sjögren’s syndrome, are much more prevalent in women than men. This suggests that estrogen probably plays an important role in the disease; however, no definitive link has yet been found.
Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Patients