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Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Other way

Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and does not predispose an individual to a rheumatic disease.
However, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and any chronic diseases (depression, copd, etc.) do predispose individuals to developing fibromyalgia.

In brief: Other way

Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and does not predispose an individual to a rheumatic disease.
However, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and any chronic diseases (depression, copd, etc.) do predispose individuals to developing fibromyalgia.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

? of association of rheumatic diseases w.
fibromyalgia (FM). These disorders often occur concurrently. In my opinion, explanation for this occurrence is that FM is disorder characterized by musculoskeletal deconditioning, & many rheumatic diseases cause increased splinting, guarding, and disuse of body parts; causing increased general muscle weakness, dysfunction, chronic muscle spasm, and pain.

In brief: Yes

? of association of rheumatic diseases w.
fibromyalgia (FM). These disorders often occur concurrently. In my opinion, explanation for this occurrence is that FM is disorder characterized by musculoskeletal deconditioning, & many rheumatic diseases cause increased splinting, guarding, and disuse of body parts; causing increased general muscle weakness, dysfunction, chronic muscle spasm, and pain.
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