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How common is having fibromyalgia? Who is mainly affected?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Fibromyalgia affects 2-4% of the us population with 9 women affected for every man.
Typical age at onset is 20-55 years old. Many patients have numerous associated symptoms besides the muscle pain like tmj, headaches, bowel and bladder problems, etc.

In brief: Common

Fibromyalgia affects 2-4% of the us population with 9 women affected for every man.
Typical age at onset is 20-55 years old. Many patients have numerous associated symptoms besides the muscle pain like tmj, headaches, bowel and bladder problems, etc.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: 4%

? how common fibromyalgia (FM) & who afflicted.
4/100 w. fibromyalgia, mostly women; trans-cultural; cause environmental & hereditary. Hereditary aspect, hypermobility, a trait strongly conserved, transcends races & provides laxity of pelvic girdle ligaments w. more infant survivability. Potentiating factors: childbirth pelvic injury, obesity, mechanical pelvic injury, inactivity, hypermobility.

In brief: 4%

? how common fibromyalgia (FM) & who afflicted.
4/100 w. fibromyalgia, mostly women; trans-cultural; cause environmental & hereditary. Hereditary aspect, hypermobility, a trait strongly conserved, transcends races & provides laxity of pelvic girdle ligaments w. more infant survivability. Potentiating factors: childbirth pelvic injury, obesity, mechanical pelvic injury, inactivity, hypermobility.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Very Common

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 1in 50 americans.
Fibromyalgia can be seen in women, men and children. However is it most frequently seen in women and people with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

In brief: Very Common

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 1in 50 americans.
Fibromyalgia can be seen in women, men and children. However is it most frequently seen in women and people with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Dr. Betty Keller
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