The fibromyalgia is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that causes widespread pain, mainly in muscles and the bones , and one fatigue persistent. In Mexico, this condition affects more than 1.2 million people.
In an interview for GetQoralHealth , Blanca Gutiérrez, Patient with fibromyalgia explains the diagnosis and treatment of the disease:
People with fibromyalgia They have hypersensitive points on the body, especially in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms and legs, which hurt when pressed. In addition, they may present other symptoms, such as: difficulty sleeping, morning stiffness, headaches, periods menstrual painful, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, as well as lack of memory or difficulty concentrating.
Although these are unknown, certain factors may be related to this disease, for example, stressful or traumatic events (such as car accidents), injuries recurrent, discomfort or ailments and certain infections viral or bacterial.
It can be triggered by certain personal events, such as a separation or divorce, family conflicts or problems at work. The fibromyalgia It can also happen by itself. Some scientists believe that the origin of the fibromyalgia It can be genetic. The genes can cause a person to have a strong reaction of pain to things that other people do not consider painful.
The most important is the pain ; It is diffuse and affects a large part of the body. It causes an abnormal sensitivity to digital pressure in the areas mentioned above of the body and is accompanied by alterations such as: joint stiffness, disorders in the quantity and quality of sleep, muscular contractures, dizziness , headaches, irritable bowel, among others.
Fatigue occurs frequently and may be preceded or accompanied by anxiety I depression . However, the diagnosis is fundamentally clinical. The analyzes of blood , X-rays and other complementary tests are normal.
So, in the slightest doubt, consult your doctor!