Fibromyalgia is a disease that affects many patients and causes them chronic pain, fatigue, stress, tiredness…and many other symptoms that they must deal with on a daily basis. Hyperbaric medicine helps these patients feel better and decrease those symptoms.
In addition to the treatments in hyperbaric chamber, today we are going to give you a series of advice and care that patients with fibromyalgia can follow to make their day-to-day life more bearable.
Advice and care for Fibromyalgia patients
We are aware that fibromyalgia brings with it a chronic pain that often prevents people who suffer from it from making any kind of effort. Still, trying to do physical activity has many benefits as it strengthens the muscles and cardiovascular system, helps yousleep, decreases the feeling of fatigue, anxiety and stress.
It is advisable to do an aerobic exercise, that is, those activities of lower intensity, at least 3 times a week, with a duration between 40 and 60 minutes a day.
If you have the opportunity and have a bathtub, taking a relaxing bath is a very good option for coping with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The benefits of this activity are based on the effects of warm water on the body as it helps reduce muscle tension, promotes relaxation and decreases pain.
Learning to stop and rest
Just as we recommended exercise at the beginning of this article, we now advise you to avoid the fatigue caused by over-activity. That is to say, we must learn to recognize when the body is tired so that, at that moment, it stops and does not overexert itself.
Getting rest will make the body more relaxed, so that fatigue, tension and pain are reduced.
Los síntomas de la fibromialgia están muy conectados con las emociones. Tanto es así que a muchos pacientes les cambia el carácter debido a padecer esta enfermedad. They become more irascible, negative and are filled with a constant feeling of frustration.
Knowing how to identify these feelings and knowing how to control them promotes a good mood.
How Hyperbaric Medicine Helps Fibromyalgia Patients
At the Hyperbaric Clinic of Estepona we are pioneers in the treatment of Fibromyalgia with oxygen therapy, carrying out avant-garde protocols that show a very important decrease of the symptoms, reaching in most of the occasions to the Total elimination of pain, not requiring further treatment with analgesic medication.
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