Fibromyalgia belongs to the group of rheumatic diseases, specifically rheumatism of soft tissues. Characterised by widespread (sometimes changing from area to area) muscle-skeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. The disease is of a chronic nature, therefore people suffering from fibromyalgia should become familiar with its character, so that they can best adapt to it.
Women (age between 35 and 45 years old) are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men (between 45-55 years old). Fibromyalgia can also infect young adults and – rarely children. Aliments as observed in adults, however, stiffness is more pronounced.
Many people who have fibromyalgia also have:
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation, smooth music and stress-reduction measures also may help.
There are many reasons of Fibromyalgia.
Cause of Fibromyalgia:
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other painful conditions, such as:
An inflammatory – rheumatism disease starts in the synovium membrane and changing as a result of inflammation. In the further course of this disease inflammation attacks cartilage and bones. The rheumatic effects of joint degeneration, on the other hand, always begin with damage to the cartilage.
At all rheumatic diseases of the soft tissues, pain and sometimes tension mainly affect the muscles. Also the tendons attached to the bone are painful when pressed. Because the pain is radiating in the area and the tendons are located near the joints, patient and the doctor first suspect joint disease.
Non-inflammatory diseases of soft tissues include clinical images found in fat tissue of tendons and their sheaths, bursa synovialis and muscles. Ailments are common and mostly affect:
The tendon is designed to transfer muscle movements on the bone, without changing the length (contrary to the muscles). They are exposed to particular loads where they are attached to bones in the form of thin, individual fibers and also in places where they are twisted around the bone.
Sheaths & bursa synovialis overload or excessive pressure usually reacts with local inflammation, which is easily recognised by classic symptoms:
As a result of local inflammation in the tendon can also reach the nodular thickening.There is movement impairment. Inflammation of bursa synovialis usually occurs with mechanical overload or permanent pressure e.g. hallux valgus.
The muscles are very rarely attacked individually. Pain involves the whole unit – muscle and tendon. Usually muscle strains are initially limited to one area of the body, but when the tension is expanded, they can (as in a chain reaction), attack subsequent units composed of muscle and tendon. The reason for tension is almost always physical overload, as well as curvature of the spine, joint disorders or mental strain. Also influenced by atmospheric conditions, for example a cool wind breeze on wet skin.
A typical course of fibromyalgia:
At the beginning fibromyalgia attacks usually the spine area, most of the time sacral area rather than cervical area. Then the pain travels to:
Pain in fibromyalgia intensifies after longer periods of rest, especially a long seat, and also during the night rest and just after it. The movement almost always leads to relieving the pain. Moisture, cold or thunderstorm having negative impact on the condition.
During the medical examination tender points on the patient body show increased sensitivity to compression pain, typical for this disease.
Especially painful are places on the body:
In many patients the proper diagnosis is made only after many years of pilgrimage from one doctor to another. Often, ailments are not taken seriously or when making a diagnosis, they taking into account only one element that makes up the clinical picture of the disease.
Sometimes patients have the impression that they are treated as simulators or hypochondriacs.
It seems that their illness is even suitable for mental illness.
Fibromyalgia is often diagnosed with a multiplication of patient’s years of suffering.
There is no substance whose detection in the blood would clearly indicate the existence of fibromyalgia.
The most important and at the same time very simple examination is to determine whether there is an increase in the blood parameters that are indicative of inflammation, especially the rate of red blood cell depletion. In this way, the existence of a rheumatic disease can be excluded.
Treating fibromyalgia symptoms naturally requires a healthy diet, changes in lifestyle and complementary treatments.
Supplementation for Fibromyalgia:
VITAMIN D3 K2
Despite the inconvenient and chronic nature of the pain, this condition is not a threat to the person’s life.