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What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition or health disorder that causes pain all around the human body. It is identified as a long-term and chronic illness. It involves pain in different parts of the body such as joints, and muscles, and causes fatigue as well. According to the studies, fibromyalgia also includes the amplification of painful sensations by affecting the process of the spinal cord and brain.

It is also believed that this condition is more widely experienced by women than men. There is no known cause for the problem and till now no cure is available as well. Although, there are medications that can benefit in controlling the symptoms.

What are fibromyalgia symptoms?

It is very important for an individual who experiences pain all over the body frequently to be mindful of the fibromyalgia symptoms so that doctors can prescribe the medicines on time before it gets worse.

Here are the fibromyalgia symptoms:

  • Individuals suffering from this disorder experience issues like enhanced sensitivity to bear the pain.
  • It is often accompanied by excessive tiredness or fatigue.
  • Fibromyalgia symptoms also involve muscle stiffness and difficulty sleeping.
  • There might be symptoms of issues with mental processes as well. It is also known as fibro-fog. One can face difficulty with concentration and memory.
  • Headaches are also a very common sign of fibromyalgia.
  • A digestive condition known as irritable bowel syndrome is also experienced causing stomach pain and bloating.

If you are not sure that you might have fibromyalgia, then you must visit your general practitioner. You must be given treatment to ease the symptoms, however, symptoms might not go away.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The real fibromyalgia causes are not known, however, it is believed that they are linked to the abnormal levels of chemicals that are there in the brain. It changes in a way that the nervous system begins processing pain signals all over the body.

According to research, it is found that some people might develop this disorder due to the genes inherited from their ancestors or parents.

The fibromyalgia condition involves some emotional or physically traumatic occurrence like:

  • When an individual experiences injury or any sort of infection.
  • Women while giving birth are more likely to develop this condition.
  • An individual intending to undergo major surgery or operation.
  • It can even occur due to a broken association.
  • Medical conditions like illnesses or viral infections.
  • People who have conditions like mood disorders, depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Poor sleep and lack of exercise are also among the fibromyalgia causes.

Fibromyalgia diagnosis

If you are experiencing fibromyalgia pain, you must visit a doctor so that he/she can begin with the diagnosis. There are certain tests your doctor will order to identify the problem and rule out the probabilities of fibromyalgia.

You will be asked to get the blood tests done which will involve a complete blood count, cyclic citrullinated peptide test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, thyroid function tests, celiac serology, vitamin D, and rheumatoid factor.

When to seek a doctor

You must ensure reaching out to a doctor if you experience serious warning signs like having suicidal thoughts, depression, headaches or migraines, memory issues, sleep problems, fatigue, and severe joint pains.

Fibromyalgia triggers

Certain fibromyalgia triggers are there which cause an increase in stress and lead to the condition. It involves:

  • Constant changes in your regular schedules.
  • Modifications in your daily diet include poor dietary habits.
  • There can be fluctuations in hormones.
  • You may feel sleep deprived.
  • There can be stressors like emotions, illness, and work.
  • You will observe changes in your sleep patterns.
  • Lastly, due to changes in weather or temperature.

Fibromyalgia treatment

Firstly, it is important to know that there is no fibromyalgia cure and there are certain medications that can help with controlling the symptoms. Here is the treatment usually given to fibromyalgia patients:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain medications
  • Antidepressants to relieve anxiety and depression
  • Techniques to manage stress
  • Exercise and strength training
  • The doctor asks to improve sleep habits.

Fibromyalgia prevention

Since there are no known causes for fibromyalgia condition, there are certain steps you can include to prevent it. Here are the steps:

  • Firstly, if you are always stressed, ensure involving yourself in activities that will help in reducing stress.
  • Make sure to adopt habits like healthy and nutritious diet in your daily routine.
  • Make sure to get at least 8 hours of sleep daily.
  • It is important to maintain healthy weight so work on it.
  • Ensure management of the conditions like depression, arthritis, or any other conditions.
  • Get yourself involved in daily exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

Why Rukmani Birla Hospital for fibromyalgia?

Rukmani Birla Hospital Jaipur is one of the renowned multispecialty hospitals offering services to patients for decades now. We have a team of experts holding years of experience in their fields. They ensure offering the finest care to deliver the best outcomes. We have incorporated the use of the latest and advanced technological equipment in our hospital that not only assists us in delivering the best services but also economical healthcare as well to the patients.

Our orthopaedic department is filled with qualified and skilled orthopedic doctors who ensure offering the services as per your requirements. The team is well-versed in advanced technology and always ready to go the extra mile for the patients.

So, if you are observing fibromyalgia symptoms, ensure to visit us and our doctors will do their best to provide you with the treatment that can help you with relieving the symptoms. our expert doctor will first evaluate the problem and initiate the diagnosis so that the right treatment and medication are given.

To book your appointment, you can visit our website or call us anytime. You can also visit without booking an appointment.


What should you not do if you have fibromyalgia?

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, make sure to maintain some kind of activity in your daily routine. However, don’t exert yourself much and give the rest your body requires. Don’t get yourself involved in exercises that might require additional effort as it can make the symptoms adverse.

Does fibromyalgia affect the heart?

Fibromyalgia can affect cardiac outcomes negatively in CCF patients. It involves pain stimulation with the nervous system and enhances the workload for the cardiac system. It is a common comorbidity in severely diseased patients involving those with CCF.

Can fibromyalgia cause atrial fibrillation?

Yes, fibromyalgia enhances the risk of growing atrial fibrillation syndrome and once the fibromyalgia severity increases, there is a huge chance of developing an increase in AF.

What organ systems does fibromyalgia affect?

Earlier, fibromyalgia was considered an inflammatory musculoskeletal disease and is now known as an illness that majorly affects the central nervous system.

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