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Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder that may cause widespread pain in the muscles as well as joint stiffness, nerve pain, unrefreshing sleep, and exhaustion. Patients with Fibromyalgia may also present with digestive disorders and balance problems as well as mild cognitive impairment. What causes Fibromyalgia is yet unknown, though the medical community increasingly recognizes that Fibromylagia involves both sensitization and dysregulation of the central nervous system and its responses to pain stimuli. Fibromyalgia affects primarily women but may also affect men. Fibromyalgia pain is considered chronic, though it can fluctuate.
Currently, there are no definitive laboratory tests based on bloodwork to diagnose Fibromyalgia. Doctors instead rely on clinical observation and symptom reporting from patients for diagnosis. Tests to exclude diseases with similar symptoms such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis are also performed before a Fibromyalgia diagnosis is confirmed.
Although there is presently no cure, symptoms can be managed with a whole-body approach through the use of prescription medications, coping and stress-relieving strategies such as meditative and psychological therapies, and the maintenance of quality sleep, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
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