Monday, October 5, 2009

Symptoms And Treatment Of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by generalized muscle pain, fatigue and certain sensitive areas of soft tissue. It is often difficult to diagnose in the absence of a specific laboratory test, but an estimated 3.6 million people suffer from fibromyalgia in the United States only.
The causes of fibromyalgia are still unclear, although recent studies have suggested that the period of trauma, disease or may occur after a period of emotional or environmental stress on, and there is speculation about whether it may have a genetic predisposition. Even if it is not known to breed or age predisposition to FM, it appears that in patients aged 20 to 30 come and 80-90% of cases are women. Although little is known about the causes of fibromyalgia, many studies have now demonstrated that patients showing levels of fibromyalgia increased neurotransmitter substance P in the spinal column. This chemical transmitter really enhance the feeling of pain in the brain, so that patients who feel this pain.

C fibromyalgia pain pain can vary in intensity and a deep muscle pain shooting neuropathic pain. The pain was more pronounced tendency to act, and may worsen during hot and cold, and after waking.
Sleep Disorders C Studies have shown that not only patients with fibromyalgia, sleep with tenderness and pain and suffering, and less time in deeper sleep stages. Most of the time relaxing sleep studies have shown that patients with fibromyalgia suffer from bursts of brain activity, which interfere with the benefits of this deep sleep period. This lack of sleep can increase the level of fatigue. C. This can be debilitating fatigue from mild fatigue to mild exercise, fatigue. Other symptoms include May syndrome irritable bladder, headaches, anxiety, depression syndrome, restless legs, and cognitive and memory problems.

Treatment focuses on pain relief, relaxation, sleep promotion and education to enable patients to take control of their lives and their symptoms. Many patients find relief from complementary therapies and coping strategies and medication, and mild exercise is often a good way to reduce symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a degenerative disorder of the patients is more than ever to find ways to address the situation and still alive.

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