Fibromyalgia Symptoms Affect Mostly Women

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fibromyalgia symptoms women

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?

Think You Might Have Fibromyalgia?  Take Our Fibromyalgia Test

The Fibro Pain

The pain is also described as;

  • Sharp or achy
  • Spread out
  • Severe
  • Pounding
  • Stabbing

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;

  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • 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.

Click to read, “The Dos and Donts of the Fibromyalgia Diet” to find the  best diet for fibromyalgia. 

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.

fibromyalgia symptoms woman

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.

Think You Might Have Fibromyalgia?  Take Our Full Fibromyalgia Test

References:

Amanda MacMillan / Health. (Sep. 2017). Lady Gaga Has Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia. Here’s What to Know About the Painful Disorder.
Retrieved from http://time.com/4946983/lady-gaga-fibromyalgia-disorder/

(Jul. 2018). Fibromyalgia. Britannica
Retrieved from www.britannica.com/science/fibromyalgia

Muscle Pain Natural Relief Product Review

Natural Relief for Muscle Pain

Looking for muscle pain natural relief?  If you’ve been faced with chronic muscle pain then you’ve probably asked yourself the following questions at some point:

  • What is causing my pain?
  • How can I fix it?
  • What is the cause of my fatigue (aka chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Could this be linked to Fibromyalgia?
  • Are there natural solutions?
  • DOES ANYONE HAVE ANSWERS FOR ME?

At Family Health Advocacy we always promote addressing the underlying cause of your symptoms as the ultimate goal however when you’re stuck in a chronic pain cycle we understand that sometimes you need a little help to break free.  We have lot’s of great tools available to help you heal like our Chronic Pain Protocol but understanding the cause is an important first step and then possibly finding something non-invasive and natural to reduce your pain to get started.

Is This You?

“I feel like I’m on a journey leading nowhere. I’m getting desperate for direction but don’t know where to turn.”

When the muscle pain began you didn’t think much about it. You thought to yourself that it’s normal and everyone has to deal with pain sometimes, so it made sense just to ignore it and hope that it would go away on its own.

However, it didn’t. The pain continued and was either frequently intermittent or constant, which started to concern you more. It started to affect your mood and possibly your relationships. Simple activities like going for walk became more difficult, and if you’re a parent, then it’s possible the pain is even affecting time with your children.

You decided to finally get help and went to see your doctor.

They may have told you that what you’re experiencing is all in your head, and you should eat healthier (fibromyalgia and diet) and exercise more.  But you know the muscle pain and/or fatigue is real and makes it difficult sometimes to even get out of bed some days, let alone go for a walk.
They may have given you pills that you don’t want to take and furthermore, they don’t work.  This leaves you feeling stranded with nowhere to turn because you want to exercise but can’t. You want to get better, but don’t want to take any more ineffective medication… because it’s not working, and you know that the side effects can be worse than your original symptoms.

Do You Have Fibromyalgia?

Have you been told that your muscle pain is caused by Fibromyalgia?  If so, what is Fibromyalgia anyway?  Some go as far as saying that it doesn’t even exist but we disagree… somewhat.  As a disease label with a single cause and a simple pill solution being the answer, then no that is not Fibromyalgia.  As a collective of symptoms with potentially multiple causes and therefore requiring a multi-approach solution, then yes Fibromyalgia is real.  The first place to start is to take our FREE online Fibromyalgia Test.  This will help you understand if Fibromyalgia is the issue and then you can start by breaking the pain cycle and implementing our Truth About Fibromyalgia Protocol.

Choosing a Topical Muscle Pain Natural Relief Product the Family Health Advocacy Way

We always pay close attention to the attributes of any product or supplement before we make any recommendations to our community.  Especially when it comes to pain relieving gels or creams we ensure that the products meet the following requirements:

  • Natural Ingredients
  • Safe for Everyone to Use
  • Research Supported
  • Non-Toxic: Free of dyes, colouring agents, parabens bioaccumulative/carcinogenic
  • We’ve Tried It and Actually Works

Product Review: Muscle Care™

Natural Muscle Pain ReliefBeing a health professional helping people with chronic pain conditions for over a decade now, I’ve been presented with many products like these.  As long as it ticks all the boxes above then I’m willing to try it.  However, sometimes a particular product is much different from the rest and stands out.  This is exactly what happened with Muscle Care™.  Countless patients of mine reported amazing results with the  pain relief function of this product which would be enough for us at Family Health Advocacy to endorse it however, I even have an emotional personal story with this product that I would like to share.

In the summer of 2007 I was an excited student just entering the final year in my professional studies.  This meant we that we finally started seeing patients in clinic and began to help people with their health problems.  Unfortunately, at that time there was one person who discovered she had a major health crisis that was beyond my scope as a health practitioner.  That person was my mother and her major health crisis was cancer.  She fought long and hard and as grateful as I was to have another decade with her, just like most cancers, she was in pain for most of that fight.  She didn’t need any more toxic chemicals in her body so discovering Muscle Care™ was a blessing.  She was able to extinguish much of her pain that was related to joints and muscles naturally and more importantly, she was able to stay physically active rather than stuck in bed or on a couch all day.  Nothing else I tried before with her worked as well.

MuscleCare Provides 3 Functions Never Before Seen in Topicals

  • Pain Relief
  • Anti- inflammatory
  • Muscle Spasm & Stiffness Reduction

This triad of functions really sets this apart from it’s competitors not to mention the amazing results they found while conducting gold standard clinical studies.

What The Research Demonstrated

Two published doubled blind studies conducted by the Dr. Jack Goodman Performance
Lab at the University of Toronto proved that Muscle Care outperformed it’s top competing products like Icy-Hot, Bengay & Biofreeze and was even shown to be marginally more effective than medical/pharmaceutical products like Voltarin, Diclofenac and NSAIDS.  If this natural product is even better than a pharmaceutical drug intervention why wouldn’t you go that route?  Muscle Care™ is so safe that even pregnant or lactating woman can use use it.

How to Use It Effectively for Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

The company told me there are literally millions of users around the globe using this product which is exciting for me to hear, however as a practitioner I want to make sure that the product is being used responsibly and effectively.  If you suffer from chronic pain like that associated with Fibromyalgia then here is what I recommend:

  • For acute mild pain – 1 rollon, 1 cream for 30 days. Cream 3 x AM, rollon 4 x in day
  • For chronic mild pain – 2 rollon, 2 cream – 60 days. Cream 3 x AM/PM, rollon 4 x in day
  • Moderate to Severe Acute Pain – 2 rollon, 2 cream – 30 days. Cream 3 x AM/noon/PM, rollon 4 x in day
  • Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain – 2 rollon, 2 cream – 30 days. Cream 3 x AM/noon/PM, rollon 4 x in day

Where Do You Buy It?

You can buy this off the shelf at most of the big retailers for these types of products in both Canada and the United States but my recommendation is to buy it directly from the manufacturer because I told them that we have a large number of people in the Family Health Advocacy community suffering in pain that need relief.  So they worked out a special for us so you can get 10% off if you buy through this link here and use promo code “fha10”:

DON’T FORGET TO USE THE SPECIAL PROMO CODE: fha10

I recommend that you give it a try but remember this is just the first step in your healing journey and yes it will help you break the pain cycle however if you are going to beat your chronic pain or Fibromyalgia for good then there are other action steps that you need to take which we detail for you in our Online Truth About Fibromyalgia Protocol.  Also be sure to click here to read, ” The Dos and Donts of the Fibromyalgia Diet”.