Fibromyalgia: Improving Evaluation & Outcomes

Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder that is commonly misdiagnosed in many patients.


Contributing factors in the development of fibromyalgia may include genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Thanks to recent improvements in diagnostic tools and definitions, we know that fibromyalgia is usually comorbid with other chronic inflammatory disorders.

Understanding and correcting pro-inflammatory disorders such as immune dysregulation, mast cell activation, and mitochondrial dysfunction commonly provide symptom relief and improve overall health for fibromyalgia patients.

The webinar will Cover:

  • How to eliminate perceptual bias in fibromyalgia assessment and diagnosis​.
  • How to identify and understand underlying, contributing causes of chronic inflammation.
  • Specific testing to reduce antibody excess and mitochondrial dysfunction that can contribute to chronic inflammation.
  • A case study to review the use of antibody testing and urine organic acids in developing a personalized protocol for a fibromyalgia patient.

 


About the Presenter

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Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM). As a practicing ND, she worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the "whole person" using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures.

Dr. Gruszecki serves as a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories, writing, researching, and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during her consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.

 
 

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