People with fibromyalgia often experience muscle problems and signs of mitochondrial dysfunction, including oxidative stress. One important molecule called Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which helps our mitochondria work well and fights against harmful substances, seems to be deficient in some fibromyalgia patients. This deficiency can affect the function of mitochondria and how they produce energy.
Researchers are still studying the link between mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and fibromyalgia. If it is confirmed that mitochondrial dysfunction is causing oxidative stress in fibromyalgia patients, it could help us better understand the complex nature of this condition. It may also lead to the development of new treatment strategies to prevent and manage fibromyalgia.