Overtraining and Central Sensitivity Syndrome

Overtraining and Central Sensitivity Syndrome

SHC Medical has published a scientific article in the Andalusian Journal of Sports Medicine (Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte) on Overtraining Syndrome, another piece in the puzzle of Central Sensitivity Syndrome (CSS).

The initial focus of Overtraining Syndrome was physical overexertion with inadequate rest, resulting in severe chronic fatigue and decreased performance. Physiopathological knowledge has since evolved, and although the exact physiopathological mechanisms behind Overtraining Syndrome are not yet understood, several hypotheses have been put forward. The most prominent are: the existence of an immunoneuroendocrine imbalance and dysfunction of the central nervous system and the neuroendocrine axis

For its part, Central Sensitivity Syndrome includes nosological entities in common with the physiopathological reasons that cause them, that is, an immunoneuroendocrine and mitochondrial dysfunction and an imbalance of oxidative stress. The most common entities within CSS are usually fibromyalgia, tension headaches and/or migraine, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, multiple chemical syndrome, electrosensitivity syndrome, Irritable Bladder Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, among others.

The physiopathological and clinical analogy between Overtraining Syndrome and CSS raises the possibility of including Overtraining Syndrome within CSS, since the presence of a stress stimulus such as chronic overtraining, together with unbalanced compensatory systems, can generate a sensitisation at a given time.

Read the full article at this link.

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