The most prominent symptoms of fibromyalgia are:
- Body ache
- Difficulties with cognition
- Cramps and pain in lower abdomen
It is believed that fibromyalgia is caused by changes in the neurotransmitters of your brain. The abnormality of certain chemical levels in the brain could trigger such a disorder. Therefore, the pain causing transmission happens repeatedly, or else exaggerates lesser amounts of pain to feel unbearable. In this condition, the pain receptors of the brain become over-sensitive and overreact to pain signals.
The causes of fibromyalgia are not known for certain. However, some contributing factors may include:
To prevent fibromyalgia, it is imperative that you:
Earlier, doctors used to press eighteen parts firmly, to check how many of them ache. These days, fibromyalgia can be diagnosed if a person has widespread pain for more than three months, without a...
Earlier, doctors used to press eighteen parts firmly, to check how many of them ache. These days, fibromyalgia can be diagnosed if a person has widespread pain for more than three months, without any obvious cause for the pain. At Medanta, the most common diagnostic tool used to understand the cause of the disorder is a blood test. Although blood test cannot directly indicate the presence of fibromyalgia, this will be recommended to understand if there is some other underlying cause, using tests for thyroid functioning, complete blood count, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
One mode of medication cannot cure all symptoms of fibromyalgia. Some common options include:
Talking and counselling sessions with experienced counsellors can help you overcome stress and change your lifestyle towards a stress-free life.