What are the sex-related effects in fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Sex-related effects are important in fibromyalgia and with pain in general. [54] Central pain modulatory systems in females are influenced by phasic alterations in reproductive hormone levels. Aversive stimuli and stressful tasks are more likely to evoke SNS, HPA axis, and psychological responses in females than in males.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!