- 1 What is Fibromyalgia (FM)?
- 2 What are the possible symptoms?
- 3 What might be the root cause?
- 4 Are women more likely to get fibromyalgia than men?
- 5 What tests are used to diagnose Fibromyalgia?
- 6 How can it be treated?
- 7 Is there a connection to your diet?
- 8 What drugs are used to treat FM better?
- 9 What research is being done?
- 10 Where can you get more information on fibromyalgia?
- 11 Can Marijuana actually beneficial?
What is Fibromyalgia (FM)?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical condition where the person suffers from widespread pain and joint pain throughout the body. It mainly targets the eighteen paired tender points in human body. It is misdiagnosed sometimes.
Find out more here- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia
What are the possible symptoms?
Fibromyalgia causes your whole body to ache at different joint points and specific tender point will be very painful even to touch. It also causes sleeping problems, mood swings and depression. Furthermore fibro fighters may have inability to focus and concentrate. Chronic headaches and numbness in fingers and feet. If you are in doubt that you may be having these weird symptoms then be sure to check the full list here: http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms
What might be the root cause?
The root causes of fibromyalgia are not justified by researchers but there are some possible factors that might cause it. They are as follows:
- Genetic (family history of fibromyalgia)
- Fell into traumatic life events such as car accidents, being sent to war.
- Lower level of brain neurotransmitter
Read more in the original article: http://www.medicinenet.com/
Are women more likely to get fibromyalgia than men?
Indeed yes, recent studies have found that females (age between 25 to 60) are suffering from FM more than men. The statistics shows that women are ten times more likely to suffer from it than men.
Original article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080425165218.htm
What tests are used to diagnose Fibromyalgia?
The doctors might not know the root cause of FM so they rely on physical exams and thorough medical tests and checks if it is due to heredity or not. Blood tests are also conducted for further diagnosis and a special test called FM/a will help to diagnose it which is a bit expensive.
How can it be treated?
Treatment is not a one day process. It’s treatment often requires a team effort, a rheumatology clinic might be a good place for a better treatment. Flash treatments include:
- Pain Management
- Sleep Management
- Psychological support
- Physical therapy
- Light aerobics
- Chinese acupuncture
Read more at: http://www.medicinenet.com/
Is there a connection to your diet?
Dietary changes can make a major difference in the pain and fatigue level patients experience. By cutting out bad foods and supplementing you can make yourself feel a lot better.
Read more about the connection between fibro and diet here: http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/fibromyalgia-the-diet-connection
What drugs are used to treat FM better?
Research has found that Drug therapy is better than other treatment and FDA approves mainly three primary drugs to tackle fibromyalgia. They are Lyrica, Cymbalta and savella. According to FDA, lyrica helps to treat nerve pain and spinal cord problems where as cymbalta and savella are
Original article at: http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/what-is-fibromyalgia?page=2
What research is being done?
Currently the national institute of Arthritis and many research centres are trying hard to find better and effective ways of minimizing fibromyalgia affected patients. The hot topics of research are
- What is the reason behind the severe pain of fibromyalgia victims
- Different medicines for its cures.
- Root cause of fibromyalgia.
Read more about fibro research here: http://www.medicinenet.com/fibromyalgia-research
Where can you get more information on fibromyalgia?
You can get the latest fibromyalgia news on womenshealth.gov, Arthritis Foundation, National Fibromyalgia Association,National fibromyalgia partnership Inc,
These sources and link to them can be fourn here: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=89309&page=7#more_information_on_fibromyalgia
Can Marijuana actually beneficial?
Yes, Marijuana indeed is beneficial in some way for fibromyalgia victims. The compound extracted from it i.e. THC can release stress and pain and increase in appetite but it is only legal in some part of the world and illegal to purchase or use in many part of the world.
More on medical marijuana http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/fibromyalgia-and-medical-marijuana