Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes fatigue and widespread in your body. Find the best treatment for you by consulting a medical doctor of Doctors Barcelona
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a long-term disorder that causes pain all over the body. It generally causes musculoskeletal pain and it can affect your mood, your sleep and your memory as well. Fibromyalgia appears to be related to the modification from the central nervous system to process to pain to your body. Read more about the symptoms!
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
This disorder can have many symptoms and they can be different from one person to another. They can get better or worst depending on stress, change in the weather and your daily sports activity.
- general pain in your body,
- Poor sleep,
- the muscles can be stiff
- Your sensitivity to pain can increase
- Problems with your memory
- Problem concentrating
- You may have contracted the irritable bowel syndrome, or rather a common digestive condition that causes stomach pain
What causes fibromyalgia?
The cause of this disorder it still today unknown, however, it appears to be related to the modification from the central nervous system to process to pain to your body. Some people are more likely to get this type of disorder because it runs into the genes of the parents. In other cases, you can contract fibromyalgia if you have experienced a really stressing or delicate situation. For example, if you have had an injury, an infection, an operation, a loss of an important person near you, the separation from a beloved person or if you gave birth. According to Harvard Health, fibromyalgia is more common among women than men and many people with this disorder can have mental issues such as depression, anxiety or eating disorder. It can occur at every age, however, it generally develops between people between 30 and 50 years old.
How is fibromyalgia treated?
Currently, the cure for fibromyalgia has not been found yet, however, there are many treatments that can improve your quality of life and can help you relieve some of the symptoms of this disorder. Doctors play an important role in your treatment because they can advise you the best way to relieve your pain and help you to feel better.
There are many treatments that do not include medications, let’s see some of them.
- Sleeping well
Better sleep is better health. You might try to have a better rest by not watching TV, iPad or Phones before bedtime. Make your room dark and comfy for you to sleep and avoid caffeine before resting.
If you would like to have more tips, we advise you to read our post on how to have better sleep. It will help you to decrease your fatigue. If you are not able to sleep you can book an appointment with a medical doctor from our team in order to find the best solution for you.
- Aerobic exercises
Exercises like swimming, running, cycling are really good as treatment of this disorder, you may try to sport a few times a week.
If you would like instead to have the subscription of medicines, we advise you to consult a medical doctor from our team in order to have the best cure you need.
- Stress management
According to Harvard Health Publishing, some people with fibromyalgia find relief by managing stress and anxieties. Everyone has stress in daily life and every one of us has different days to cope with it. If you would like to find a way to overcome your anxieties, you can read our tips on “How to manage stress”.
Each one of us can have different symptoms of fibromyalgia and each one of us can have different ways to treat it. Make sure you consult a medical doctor to advise you on the best solution for your situation.
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