What to do if you have fibromyalgia

It is estimated that around 2% of the world population suffers fibromyalgia , mostly women between 40 and 50 years old. Many general practitioners, general internists or rheumatologists , particularly those who specialize in arthritis and other ailments that affect the joints or soft tissues .

In an interview for GetQoralHealth , the health psychologist, María Isabel Barrera, explains the treatment of fibromyalgia:

Treatment sometimes requires teamwork, this includes: a doctor, physiotherapist and possibly other health service providers.

Tips against fibromyalgia

There are many things you can do to feel better, for example:

1. Take medications as prescribed
2. Sleep enough
3. Make exercise moderate
4. Eat well (have a diet low in fats and refined sugars)
5. Control your stress , through techniques of relaxation as: meditation , yoga Y Tai Chi

The last

The National Institutes of Health of the United States , through its National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, sponsor research to expand knowledge about fibromyalgia , to improve its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Researchers study, for example, why people with fibromyalgia they are more susceptible to pain; if the origin of the disease is genetic or which are the most appropriate methods to treat pain (with medication and behavior reinforcement) or to improve the dream in people with this multifactorial condition.

Video Medicine: What is fibromyalgia and how is it treated? (January 2021).