What is Fibromyalgia: symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. Symptoms of Fibromyalgia include intense pain and tenderness in the muscles, tendons, and joints, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems. Additional symptoms may include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and anxiety. Causes of Fibromyalgia are still not known, but it may be related to genetics, infections, psychological stress, and/or physical trauma. Diagnosis is made through a physical exam and a review of symptoms. Treatment options include lifestyle modifications such as exercise and stress management, medications, and alternative therapies.