Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia

What is it?

Fibromyalgia is widespread pain, along with fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe Fibromyalgia increases painful sensations by affecting how you're brain processes pain signals.

what are the symptoms and causes?

Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress. In most other cases symptoms just accumulate over time with out a triggering event.

Some symptoms include:

* widespread pain

* Fatigue

* Cognitive difficulties

( impairs ability to focus, pay attention, and concentrate on mental problems.)

* Depression

* headaches

*pain or cramping in the lower abdomen.

Treatments

There is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but there are things you can do to ease the pain.

1.Medications

2.Exercise

3.Relaxation

4.Stress-reduction

5. And therapy

who is more likely to get it?

Women have an increased chance of getting it.

People who have it will have tension headaches, TMJ disorders, irritable dowel disorders, anxiety, and depression.

( The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.)

How can you prevent Fibromyalgia?

There is no known way to prevent it from happening.
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