Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia! Interesting read!

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition, described in medical physiology, as the presence of pain in the fibrous tissues and muscle (fibro- fibrous tissue; myo- muscle; algos- pain in Greek and Latin language) due to several reasons. This

 disease is primarily characterized by chronic pain and allodynia, which is characterized by extreme and heightened painful response to the tactile pressure. As per research it has been seen that about 2%-4% of the total population is get affected in this disease, whereas the incidence ratio of female to male is 9:1, i.e. women as in females are more affected by this disease than males.

It has been seen that there are several physiological, anatomical and functional anomalies of the brain, which causes several complications to the affected person than a healthier individual. But the proper reason is not discovered yet. According to some scientist, either these fibromyalgia symptoms are the product of those brain anomalies or there are some other underlying causes which are responsible for those symptoms.
The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain, fatigue, muscle spasm, weakness in the limbs, nerve pain, muscle twitching, palpitations, chronic sleep disturbances and chronic bowel disturbances etc, other symptoms are cognitive dysfunction which include short and long term memory loss, impaired concentration, inability to do multitask, impaired speed during performance, lack of attention, anxiety, depression etc. other includes myofascial pain, paraesthesis, irritable bowel syndrome, headache, dermatological problems, localized pain in neck, shoulder, back and hips etc.

There are several factors which are responsible for the occurrence of the disease. These includes genetic factors, stress, catecholamine neurotransmitter dopamine dysfunction or hypodopaminergia, abnormality in the serotonin metabolism, deficiency in the secretion of growth hormone, psychological factors like depression, poor sleep, physical trauma etc. there are no such medications are found for this disease, but it can be cured by psychological therapies, anti depressant etc.

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Posted on October 28, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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