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Dr Sandra Cabot On Fybromyalgia

 

 

Fibromyalgia is explained as a very common problem presenting itself as pain and tenderness in the muscles, ligaments, joints and connective tissues. Muscular pain is often similar to conditions which occur as a result of injury or muscle overuse. Tenderness in the muscles and tendons which are painful to touch are known as ‘trigger points’.

Pain may be chronic or intermittent and to qualify for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia it must have been present for at least three months.

Fibromyalgia affects between 3 and 10% of the worlds population, both men and women. However, women are more commonly affected as fibromyalgia often begins during the peri-menopausal years.
Fibromyalgia is also often associated with chronic fatigue, headaches and disturbed sleep.
For more information about Fibromyalgia, please visit www.liverdoctor.com/fibromyalgia

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