100 Questions & Answers About Fibromyalgia - download pdf or read online

By Sharon Ostalecki

ISBN-10: 0763766569

ISBN-13: 9780763766566

Even if you re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a chum or relative of somebody ache with Fibromyalgia, this e-book bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Fibromyalgia presents authoritative, sensible solutions to universal questions on this situation to assist sufferers and households in attaining a better realizing of all features of facing fibromyalgia together with treatments, resources of aid, and masses extra. This booklet is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this illness.

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Another study proposed that fibromyalgia is more common in people who have a family history of alcoholism and depression. Fibromyalgia and reduced pressure pain thresholds have been shown to aggregate strongly within families. Yet other studies have revealed specific polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter gene and the catechol-O-methyltransferase enzyme that inactivates catecholamines. Currently, there is no laboratory test or imaging study that establishes the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. 17 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t F i b r o m ya lg i a Figure 1â•… Tender Points L ocations Trigger points Places on the body where muscles and adjacent fibrous tissue (fascia) are sensitive to the touch.

Studies show that relaxin supplements help ease symptoms in many women with fibromyalgia. Unfortunately the postpartum state results in an entirely different scenario. During this time the hormonal influence is lost. The baby’s needs during the night result in fractionated, poor-quality sleep for the mother. This can be a very difficult time for mothers with fibromyalgia as they can experience significant flare-ups. As the baby begins sleeping through the night, mothers with fibromyalgia typically return to their original baseline condition.

The pain is often described as spreading or radiating. Referred pain is an important characteristic of 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t F i b r o m ya lg i a a trigger point. It differentiates a trigger point from a tender point, which is associated with pain at the site of palpation only (see Table 1). The Basics A latent trigger point does not cause spontaneous pain but may restrict movement or cause muscle weakness. The patient presenting with muscle restrictions or weakness may become aware of pain originating from a latent trigger point only when pressure is applied directly over the point.

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