Fibromyalgia has been a mysterious illness for quite some time. Years ago, many physicians even doubted that Fibromyalgia was “real.” Now however, Fibromyalgia is accepted as a true, although perplexing illness. The cause and the cure are as yet unknown. However, recently a link has been found between Obesity and Fibromyalgia. Read on to learn more about Fibromyalgia, the potential causes and symptoms and the Obesity link.
Fibromyalgia is an illness that is characterized by fatigue, insomnia and pain. The most prevalent complain for people with Fibromyalgia is pain. This pain may manifest anywhere in the body and it may also change locations as frequently as daily. The pain with Fibromyalgia is very severe and can even become disabling, causing people to be unable to work at their occupations. Also, the suffering can negatively affect relationships.
The treatments that are used for Fibromyalgia are many. For instance, some people get massage. Others swear by the use of Acupuncture and herbal treatments. Many even use hypnosis in order to minimize the impact of the incessant pain. It is very important for anyone with Fibromyalgia to take vitamins and eat a good diet. Also, some form of gentle exercise such as Yoga is recommended. Very intense forms of exercise are not appropriate as they put a strain on the body and could exacerbate the problems experienced in Fibromyalgia. Various medications are also used in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. There is no one perfect treatment that is sure to heal the disorder. That is why sufferers of this disorder must experiment and see which treatment is best and most helpful overall.
Recently, there has been a link found between Obesity and Fibromyalgia. When people exercise on a regular basis and maintain a body weight within the normal range, they are less likely to get Fibromyalgia. This alone is enough encouragement for people to perform some type of regular exercise, as Fibromyalgia is a difficult problem to live with and is certainly to be avoided if possible.
The above is some information about Fibromyalgia. Explained is the definition of Fibromyalgia, as well as some potentially effective treatments for Fibromyalgia. Each person’s body is different, therefore no one treatment is perfect for everyone. Finally, the recent link between Obesity and Fibromyalgia is pointed out, as is the importance of regular exercise to help avoid Fibromyalgia.