Fribromyalgia as a disease presents a wide variety of symptoms, which can sometimes be confused with other diseases and not be able to identify that it is Fibromyalgia. Today we tell you how to identify the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia
It was in 1992when it was considered by the World Health Organization as a disease. Although it is surprising how little it has been recognized as a disease, it is understandable to know that it is a very difficult disease to diagnose.
Today, 2.4% of the Spanish population, or more than one million people, suffer from fibromyalgia, of which almost 85% are women. The age range of these women suffering from this disease is usually between 20 and 50 years old.
The early symptoms of fibromyalgia
According to the Spanish Association of Rheumatology, 90% of patients are tired, 70-80% have sleep disorders and up to 25% have anxiety or depression.
Pain throughout the body
What many sick people agree on is that“they’re in pain”. This is due to myofascial pain, which causes points on the body that should not hurt to become extremely painful points. Pain often varies in relation to time of day, activity level, weather changes, lack of sleep, or stress.
Many of the people who suffer from this disease also have to live with problems such as diarrhea and constipation, slow digestion, syndromes such as irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
It is very common for these patients to feel a general stiffness, especially when they get up in the morning. In addition, they often feel swelling in the extremities, both in the hands and feet.
Sleep disorders often occur in patients with fibromyalgia, resulting in people always feeling tired as they are unable to get a good night’s rest.
Anxiety and depression are two symptoms of fibromyalgia that unfortunately occur very often in people suffering from this disease. It seems that the state of anxiety and depression may be a consequence of pain interference.
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces symptoms and pain caused by fibromyalgia. The first consultation is free with our doctor, who will evaluate your case and recommend the best treatment for each patient.
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