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fibro myalgia -- what it is please?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Chronic pain syndrom: Fibromyalgia is a chronic muscular pain syndrome wiht widespread muscular pain on both sides of the body, above and befow the belt. This is made worse by poor sleep and/or poor exercise and/or poor control of stress and psychological issues. It is associated in most patients by many tender myofascial pain sites in these locations.
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Disease of Brain/CNS: Fms is a disease of the central nervous system which relates to the body's inability to ignore normal pain and wear and tear.Treatment is directed to correcting normal brain chemistry. Pain producing conditions still need to be addressed because they will be more intense than for a non-fms person.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multifactorial: Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. This is a metabolic disease amenable to metabolically directed treatments.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Pain Disorder: ? What is Fibromyalgia: chronic global body pain disorder afflicting mostly women & for which there is, officially, no medical study able to diagnose nor is there any known cause or cure; although theories abound. Soft tissues throughout the body are painful to pressure & signature symptoms include cognitive disarray, restless sleep, fatigue & depression. Oft associated w. obesity & inactivity.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Fibromyalgia, FM, sufferers commonly have: femaleness, youth, first degree female relatives with FM, obesity, oft multiple childbirths, pelvic girdle injury from MVA/falls/lifting accidents, prolonged sedentariness & weak soft tissues due to illness or injury & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
Sep 1, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
In 2010, Rheumatologist Dr. Rodney Grahame edited a book, "Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain", wherein several British physicians acknowledged the pathological relationship between Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Sep 1, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Research published in 2013 found that obesity & lack of exercise lead to higher prevalence of developing fibromyalgia. These are causal factors in a disorder caused by multiple factors related to musculoskeletal dysfunction. In medicine, knowledge of cause(s) enables rational cure(s). See my essays at Quora.com re: true causes of fibromyalgia.
Sep 1, 2015

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A 49-year-old female asked:

Does moringa help with fibro myalgia?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes, herbal works: So, is it possible that a herbal remedy could help with fibromyalgia treatments? Could it really be that after all this time a bunch of leaves could actually do the trick and stop me feeling like my brain is full of cotton wool? Fibromyalgia treatments: moringa is a tree, found in india and parts of africa, used by the people of these countries to maintain health, it is usefull for fibromyalgia.

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