It can be a throbbing, dull discomfort or a sharp pain, both of which can make it difficult to follow your normal routine.
Fibromyalgia is thought to be much more common in women than men, with women between 30 and 50 the most likely to have it.
If you’re suffering from constant pain and think fibromyalgia could be the cause, speak to a doctor today to discuss your symptoms and get treatment at the push of a button.See a Doctor
The following issues are all signs that you might have fibromyalgia:
While the root causes of fibromyalgia aren’t fully understood, it’s thought that problems with the central nervous system could be to blame. Essentially, your brain is telling you you’re in pain, even though you’re not.
One potential reason for this is that your brain isn’t producing certain hormones needed to function properly.
The potential triggers for fibromyalgia can be divided into physical and mental factors.
The fact that fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose makes it difficult to treat. It shares many symptoms with other medical conditions, such as arthritis, and there’s no single test that will confirm that you definitely have fibromyalgia.
However, if your doctor gives you a fibromyalgia diagnosis, there are various things you can do to treat both your pain and the possible underlying causes:
If you think you may be suffering from fibromyalgia - or aren’t sure - don’t rely on guesswork, talk to a doctor today.
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