Research Paper On Fibromyalgia

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Condition Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia This booklet provides information and answers to your questions about this condition. Arthritis Research UK produce and print our booklets entirely from charitable donations. What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread muscular pain. It’s not life-threatening or progressive but it can still have a major impact on your quality of life. In this booklet we’ll explain the symptoms and possible causes and look at how fibromyalgia can be treated. We’ll also suggest where you can find out more about living with fibromyalgia. At the back of this booklet you’ll find a brief glossary of medical words – we’ve underlined these when they’re first used.…show more content…
However, most of these drugs can cause side-effects, particularly the stronger painkillers. They don’t cure fibromyalgia and don’t usually get rid of all the pain. It’s important to discuss the best balance between pain relief and side-effects with your doctor. There are things you can do to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Research has shown that exercise reduces the pain and fatigue. exercise can also improve your sleep and general well-being. 10 Arthritis Research UK…show more content…
It can affect you physically, but it can also affect your concentration and motivation, and often comes on for no apparent reason and without warning. Flare-up – a period where symptoms are worse than normal, sometimes known as a ‘flare’. ligaments – tough, fibrous bands anchoring the bones on either side of a joint and holding the joint together. In the spine they’re attached to the vertebrae and restrict spinal movements, therefore giving stability to the back. lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus or Sle) – an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. It can affect the skin, the hair and joints and may also affect internal organs. It’s often linked to a condition called antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). nervous system – the network of nerves that send signals back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. Occupational therapist – a trained specialist who uses a range of strategies and specialist equipment to help people to reach their goals and maintain their independence by giving practical advice on equipment, adaptations or by changing the way they do things (such as learning to dress using one-handed methods following hand surgery). Osteopath – a trained specialist who treats spinal and other joint problems by manipulating the muscles and joints

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