Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with often debilitating symptoms such as muscle, tendon, and joint pain, in addition to fatigue. Because symptoms often overlap with other diseases and the condition is not well understood, it can take years for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed.
FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) — Exercise won’t exacerbate the pain associated with fibromyalgia, and it may actually improve it, a new study suggests. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., found that engaging in light to moderate physical activity over time could ease symptoms of the condition. “For many people with fibromyalgia, they [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — Children who score higher on intelligence tests are less likely to suffer from chronic widespread pain later in life, according to a new study. This condition is a common musculoskeletal problem affecting 10 percent to 15 percent of adults, the researchers explained. They noted that chronic widespread pain [...]
THURSDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) — Poor sleep is not a significant predictor of pain intensity and duration in patients with fibromyalgia, a new study says. Fibromyalgia patients often have difficulty sleeping, and University of Florida researchers wanted to determine whether lack of sleep is associated with higher levels of pain in these patients. The study included [...]
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) — Obese people are not only at greater risk for fibromyalgia, they are likely to experience more severe symptoms of the condition, such as chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and mood disorders, according to a new study. The findings suggest that weight-loss strategies should accompany treatment plans for overweight patients [...]
Women plagued by sleep problems have more than triple the risk of developing the pain disorder fibromyalgia compared to their better-rested peers, a new study from Norway suggests.
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