Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that may occur all over the body or migrate to various parts of the body. It mainly causes pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Along with other symptoms, pain and tenderness increase and decrease over time. Fibromyalgia affects people physically, mentally and socially. Pain, fatigue, skin problems are some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
A chronic disorder that manifests as widespread pain in the body along with a diffused tenderness, fibromyalgia is a serious health issue that affects the work-life balance of the sufferer. While muscle spasms and chronic pain are the primary symptoms, there are neurological symptoms like numbness, difficulty in walking, etc that could accompany the pain. Sleep would be affected, so would the bowel function. Depression and mood swings are common, too.
While the exact causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, certain factors like your genetic makeup, irregular sleep patterns, hormonal imbalances, dysfunctional sensory processing, and stress (physical or emotional) are thought to play a role in its development. Other contributing factors could be medical conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.
Start off an exercise program with low-impact exercises such as walking or cycling in combination with a diet rich in antioxidants (think foods like berries, spinach, kale!). Cut back on red meats, foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugar. Be sure to stay hydrated and maintain a regular sleep-wake schedule. Try hydrotherapy, acupuncture, yoga or tai chi.
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