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Fibromyalgia

 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition causing multiple tender points and widespread pain in the muscles and ligaments.

Causes
The causes for fibromyalgia are still not clear but few of the possible ones include:

  • Heredity
  • Stress
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Abnormal production of certain hormones

Symptoms

  • Tenderness to touch
  • Widespread muscle pain and burning sensations
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed and unrefreshing sleep
  • Morning stiffness
  • Bowel disturbances
  • Problems with memory and concentration(fibro fog)
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes, skin and mouth

Treatment
There is no cure for fibromyalgia but it can be treated with the aid of:

  • Medication
  • Low stress exercises
  • Behavioral therapy

Prevention

  • Avoiding cold and wet environments
  • Avoiding stress
  • Low stress exercises
  • Enough sleep