Fribromyalgia as a disease presents a wide variety of symptoms, which can sometimes be confused with other diseases and not know how to identify that it is Fibromyalgia. Today we tell you how to identify the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
It was in 1992 when it was considered a disease by the World Health Organization. Although it is surprising how little it has been recognized as a disease, it is understood when knowing that it is a very difficult disease to diagnose.
At present, 2.4% of the Spanish population, or more than one million people, suffer from fibromyalgia, of which almost 85% are women. The age range of these women suffering from this disease is usually between 20 and 50 years of age.
Early symptoms of fibromyalgia
According to the Spanish Association of Rheumatology 90% of patients have fatigue, 70-80% sleep disorders and up to 25% anxiety or depression.
Pain all over the body
What many sick people agree on is that “everything hurts”. This is due to myofascial pain, which causes points in the body that should not hurt to become extremely painful points. It often happens that the pain varies in relation to the time of day, activity level, climate changes, lack of sleep or stress.
Many of the people who suffer from this disease also have to live with problems such as diarrhea and constipation, slow digestions, syndromes such as irritable bowel syndrome … etc.
It is very frequent in these patients to feel a generalized rigidity, especially when waking up in the mornings. They also tend to feel swelling in the extremities, both in the hands and feet.
Sleep disturbances are common in fibromyalgia patients, resulting in people always feeling tired because they can’t get a good night’s rest.
Anxiety and depression are two symptoms of fibromyalgia that, unfortunately, occur very often in people suffering from this disease. It seems that the state of anxiety and depression can be a consequence of pain interferences.
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces the symptoms and pain caused by fibromyalgia. The first consultation is free of charge with our doctor, who will evaluate your case and recommend the best treatment for each patient.
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