Fibromyalgia seems to also trigger several other conditions. Those who suffer from fibromyalgia usually complain of other conditions that range from fatigue to constant itch. But one the most dangerous conditions accompanying fibromyalgia is cardiomyopathy. This condition can trigger heart attacks as well as other serious health risks. Cardiomyopathy in fibromyalgia is common to a certain group of patients.
What Is Cardiomyopathy?
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of heart muscles. Your heart is made of muscles that expand and contract to pump blood all over your body. The blood then travels into your veins and provide oxygen for your cells. Without blood, your body cells die.
With cardiomyopathy your heart muscles are enlarged and stiff. This can be dangerous because it can weaken heart muscles and hinder blood flow to the rest of your body. This leads to serious complications as your cells fail get sufficient oxygen. Furthermore, it can become fatal when the blood flow to your brain is cut. Fortunately, severe cases like these are rare.