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Fibromyalgia Symptoms Women – Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome known by symptoms of musculoskeletal pain in specific anatomical sites. However the identifiable physical or physiological causes are unknown. In addition, this diagnosis is considerably more common in women than men.
Why Does Fibromyalgia Affect Women More Than Men?
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The Fibro Pain
The pain is also described as;
- Sharp or achy
- Spread out
Some will have fairly consistent symptoms while others may experience periods of remission and then flare ups. When it’s at its worst they can be accompanied by heart palpitations.
Fibromyalgia Symptoms Women
Fibromyalgia symptoms in both woman and men can overlap into psychosomatic disorders starting first from;
- Seep disturbances
Which can turn into depression and anxiety. Are we saying that Fibromyalgia is a mental problem? No but it can lead to one.
It has more commonly been categorized as a central nervous system disorder. One that can be chronic. However, research suggests a strong correlation between Fibromyalgia and mental health.
Fibromyalgia affects approximately 4% to 6% of the population. Affecting 1 million people in Canada alone. Interestingly enough, 70% to 90% of the diagnosed cases are women.
That doesn’t mean that men can’t be affected obviously. However, it is clearly a condition affecting more woman.
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No Fibromyalgia Lab Tests
Unfortunately there are no lab tests to diagnose fibromyalgia. Determining the syndrome is by confirming a list of symptoms (see above). Mainly the symptoms of pain and fatigue, assessed by a qualified doctor.
Why this is so important is because other conditions need to be ruled out. Sadly, this condition can be used as a label to acknowledge a problem without any other known cause.
A fibromyalgia diagnosis can be considered if no other known cause is determined. Presence of tender points in 18 possible sites on the body must also be present. These points produce pain when pressure is applied. A person must have 11 or more of these tender points among other symptoms if a diagnostic conclusion will be made.
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Dr. Casey Sinclair, D.C. is a leading holistic healthcare doctor trained in functional medicine. He has extended his reach around the world by co-founding Family Health Advocacy, a health advocacy group lead by doctors and health professionals providing resources and education on global health matters. He has been fortunate to act as health a consultant to some of the largest companies in North America and as a professional speaker he’s had the privilege of speaking to thousands of people. Dr. Casey is an advocate for people suffering with chronic pain and fibromyalgia and has authored a book on the subject.