Fibromyalgia

Regenerative Medicine LA

Mark Ghalili, DO

Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Integrative Medicine located in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

If you don’t live with fibromyalgia, it’s hard to understand the depth of the pain and fatigue that haunts those with this chronic condition. Mark Ghalili, DO, at Regenerative Medicine LA uses his extensive training in regenerative medicine and his background as a board-certified internal medicine physician to provide the customized care you need to overcome fibromyalgia. To learn more about treatment options for increasing energy and relieving pain, call the office in West Hollywood, California, or book an appointment online.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What symptoms might I develop due to fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health problem that causes these primary symptoms:

  • Widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues throughout your body.
  • Fatigue that doesn’t get better when you rest
  • Difficulty with your memory and concentration, often called fibro fog
  • Problems getting to sleep or staying asleep

Patients with fibromyalgia often experience headaches and develop hypersensitivity to loud noises, hot or cold temperatures, and bright lights. They’re also at risk for developing anxiety and depression.

What causes fibromyalgia?

Although the experts continue to study fibromyalgia so they can nail down definitive causes, they’ve determined that central sensitivity contributes to your pain. Central sensitivity arises when your brain and central nervous system overreact to pain signals, feeling even a slight touch as excruciating pain.

Dr. Ghalili is an expert on another potential cause of fibromyalgia: fluoroquinolone antibiotic toxicity. This group of antibiotics, which includes ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, causes damage to the central nervous system. They’re also associated with disabling side effects involving tendons, muscles, and joints.

Am I at risk for developing fibromyalgia?

Your risk of fibromyalgia is significantly higher if you’re a woman — they’re five times more likely to develop the condition compared with men. You may also have a higher risk if you smoke, you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or a close relative is diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

There are a few prescription medications that may relieve your pain. However, the overall treatment approach to fibromyalgia is to find ways to maintain your energy

Dr. Ghalili focuses on treatments to increase energy at the cellular level — in the mitochondria inside every cell that are responsible for energy production.

After a thorough examination, he works with you to create an individualized plan that addresses your symptoms. Your treatment may include intravenous infusions of nutrients and antioxidants, supplements, and lifestyle changes, such as following a nutrient-rich diet and a plan for staying active.

Gentle exercise boosts your energy and can help relieve pain, but you also have to go slowly, determine which activities you can tolerate, and learn how to pace yourself.

To learn about natural treatments that can relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms, call Regenerative Medicine LA or book an appointment online.