Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a chronic syndrome (constellation of signs and symptoms) characterized by diffuse or specific muscle, joint, or bone pain, fatigue, and a wide range of other symptoms. It is not contagious, and recent studies suggest that people with fibromyalgia may be genetically predisposed.[1] It affects more females than males, with a ratio of 9:1 by ACR (American College of Rheumatology) criteria.[2] Fibromyalgia is seen in 3% to 6% of the general population, and is most commonly diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 20 and 50, though onset can occur in childhood. The disease is not life-threatening, though the degree of symptoms may vary greatly from day to day with periods of flares (severe worsening of symptoms) or remission. The syndrome is generally perceived as non-progressive, yet that issue is still debated.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia

Newly Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia


Being diagnosed with this condition can be scary, but we're here to help. Learn about fibromyalgia, the treatments, and why this diagnosis may not be as scary as it seems.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/Article/66/79685.htm

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