An Overview Of Fibromyalgia
At the end of the day, when you go back to sleep it is common to have both mental and physical stress. Due to the stress, you will have body aches, muscle pain, tiredness, and other health ailments. Most of the time you would think that it resolves with tight sleep. Of course, it does.
But when it becomes a routine and even a good night’s sleep fails to relieve you, it is an indication that it’s not merely stress or exhaustion. Changing pills, doctors, hospitals might not work. That’s when you know that you have fibromyalgia.
Here is what you need to know about fibromyalgia.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
It is a long-term disorder which is associated with pain in close to 18 trigger point muscles. The symptoms of fibromyalgia cannot be determined by tests and the cause is still unknown. It has trigger points from which the pain originates which is a consistent dull ache. The trigger points are in the joints of the back, and neck. As it is known earlier there is no definite cause but research says that the condition can be triggered due to genetics, stress, infection, and trauma(PTSD). Women are prone to develop this condition ten times more when compared to men.
The common trigger points are back of your head, shoulders, upper chest.
Do You Have Fibromyalgia?
You will experience pain spread over your entire body, the other symptoms accompanied with it are
- Trouble sleeping
- Inability to focus
- Numbness and tingling in tender points
- Pain while urinating
- Painful menstrual cramps
How Can It Be Treated?
There is no treatment that can completely treat the pain but medications will allow to lessen down the severity of the symptoms.
Pain relievers: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, tramadol, and etc are prescribed to relieve the pain
Antidepressants: Duloxetine, milnacipran is used to improve your sleep quality
Therapies can gradually reduce the stress on trigger points and depression associated with it.
The alternative treatments for fibromyalgia include physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, regular exercise, and balanced diet. You can manage the pain by bringing on a modification to your lifestyle. Gentle regular exercises help you over come the disease slowly and steadily. it is only a myth that exercising can aggravate the condition, it actually works on reducing the symptoms.
There isn’t a cure for fibromyalgia. But the doctors at Premier Hospital can reduce your symptoms and improve the quality of your life.
He completed his medical education from Kurnool Medical College and a Postgraduate (DNB Orthopedics) from prestigious St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore in 2006.
He has worked with many hospitals in Bangalore including St. John’s Hospital with huge exposure in various Orthopedic specialities. He also has worked with Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad and performed many surgeries.
About The Hospital:
Since the inception of Premier Hospital in 1991 till today, we have grown to unprecedented levels, due to our excellence in medical sciences and healthcare. Premier Hospital is the creation of Dr. Mahesh Marda and when it was first established, was only a small, 30-bed hospital facility. Back then, we provided only secondary care to patients, but that certainly has changed in the present landscape.
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