Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread muscle and skeletal pain. It is accompanied by sleep, fatigue mood issues, and memory loss. People with this condition are sensitive to pain because it amplifies how the brain processes the pain signals. This disease mostly affects women than men. Many people with this condition are likely to develop several pains.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA
The following are the symptoms a person may experience:
- Chronic widespread pain
- Joint stiffness
- Flu-like symptoms
- Tension headaches
- Sleep problems
- Stiffness all over the body
- A headache
- Having trouble with thinking and focusing.
- Numbness in hands and feet
- Irritable bowel syndrome
The following are the factors of having the disease:
- Age of a person
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sex of a person
- A person with post-traumatic stress disorder
- Having a repetitive injuries
- Having a family history
- Overweight or Obesity
CAUSES OF FIBROMYALGIA
The exact cause of this disease is unknown. Doctors, however, identified different factors that may have caused this disease.
- Emotional trauma
- Physical trauma
Your doctor may perform several tests to diagnose this disease such as:
- Conduct a physical test
- Knowing a patient’s history
- Blood test
- Thyroid function test
This condition should be treated by an expert. A doctor uses treatments like:
- Medications with prescribed drugs include:
- Having an aerobic exercise and muscle exercise.
- A patient education classes (primary care).
- Stress management techniques.
- Having a good sleeping habit.
- Conducting a Cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Self-management techniques.
People with this disease may have a complication such as:
- Having a disruption in lifestyle
- Having a mental change from time to time.
- Having a lower quality of life
- Prone to higher major depression
- Having higher death issues (suicide and injuries)
- Prone to other related illnesses
STEPS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE
A person can improve their life by doing the following:
- Stay active by performing regular exercise.
- Get some exercise like swimming, walking, and yoga.
- Get a complete sleep.
- Get rid of yourself from drinking coffee in the evening.
- Choose the right kind of food to eat.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Join a program that focuses on how to manage your condition.