Fibromyalgia also known as fibrositis is a chronic condition of joint pain, stiffness and tenderness of muscles. This is not a serious medical condition. This is a very common disease that affects the muscles and the reason for it is not known.
It is most common in middle aged woman. The pain is misconstrued as arthritis but fibromyalgia has no causes or symptoms of its own. Joint pain and sleeplessness and stress are some of the reasons. The spine is supersensitive and gets affected when a patient suffers from fibromyalgia.
This disease is not life threatening. Though not curable it can be reduced with certain lifestyle changes and medication. In spite of severe body pain, patients with fibromyalgia do not develop body damage or deformity. There is no permanent damage or deformity it causes to any organs.
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The exact causes are not known. Even the symptoms vary from individual to individual. People who are already suffering from arthritis and auto immune diseases are likely to get fibromyalgia. The chemical serotonin level in the brain is low in patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
There is no specific treatment for fibromyalgia. Muscle pain relievers and sleep inducers are given to relieve pain and induce sleep. The best treatment is self help. Fibromyalgia diet, good exercise regimen and sleep pattern can relieve this chronic muscle pain. Physiotherapy and exercise can give relief to patients suffering from fibromyalgia.