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A syndrome marked by chronic, widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissues with defined points of tenderness and often multiple other symptoms, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, and bowel dysfunction.
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(Medicine) a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches
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(ˌfaɪ brəˈsaɪ tɪs)
a chronic disease syndrome marked by debilitating fatigue, widespread muscular pain, and tenderness at specific points on the body.
[1904; fibrose fibrous, to form fibrous tissue]
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, fibromyalgia syndrome
n. fibromialgia, condición crónica generalizada que resulta en dolor y rigidez en los músculos y los tejidos blandos.
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n fibromialgia; síndrome crónico de dolor muscular, fatiga y otros malestares
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Caption: Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain that can affect your emotional as well as physical wellbeing.
Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted between May 1 and August 1, 2017, and comprised fibromyalgia syndrome patients who were followed up at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Polyclinic of Bingol State Hospital, Bingol, Turkey.
Further, there is a small body of research suggesting certain dietary patterns and nutrients may help relieve some symptoms of fibromyalgia. EN takes a look.
| COMMON SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA INCLUDE: | Widespread pain | Fatigue | Sleep disturbance | LESS FREQUENT SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE: | Headaches | Poor circulation - a tingling sensation, numbness or swelling of the hands and feet | Feeling miserable | Irritability | An urgent need to urinate, particularly at night | Irritable or uncomfortable bowels.
Fibromyalgia, also termed fibromyalgia syndrome, is a painful condition characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal discomfort throughout multiple locations in upper and lower body regions.
One recent study demonstrated that cannabis can have a significant benefit in reducing the pain and improving the quality of life in people with fibromyalgia.
Together, they discovered "clear, reproducible metabolic patterns in the blood of dozens of patients with fibromyalgia," they reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry in April.
Fibro-Family is a support group for people living with chronic pain, particularly fibromyalgia, but also welcomes people with similar painful conditions.
Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance.
It will coincide with National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
In the study that appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers from The Ohio State University report success in identifying biomarkers of fibromyalgia and differentiating these from a handful of other related diseases.
All of these individuals filled in both a health assessment questionnaire and a questionnaire that the American College of Rheumatology use to assess a person for fibromyalgia symptoms.