The world is growing so rapidly in a variety of things. We can communicate with people all over the world just in seconds.
We have access to markets across the oceans as well. One small device can connect us with the world.
However, a lot of things are there that still seems to be a mystery, especially in the field of medicine. It seems like every new answer has a lot questions about it. This case is especially true in some medical conditions whose cause haven’t found yet. These are chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, fibromyalgia and many more.
What actually is Fibromyalgia?
Giving an accurate definition of fibromyalgia is a difficult task. Generally, fibromyalgia is a syndrome whose main and major symptom is a widespread pain. There are a lot of other symptoms of fibromyalgia too. Following symptoms may or may not be included:
- Limb weakness
- Irritable bladder
- Muscle twitching
- Chronic pain
- Prolonged muscle spasms
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Short term memory problems
- Impaired attention span
- Restless leg syndrome
Moreover, other symptoms are also experienced by people with fibromyalgia, but the above mentioned are occurred due to co-morbid condition instead of fibromyalgia itself. For instance, some patients encounter dermatological problems and many more.
Chronic depression, chronic fatigue, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the common fibromyalgia related conditions. Fibromyalgia symptoms and symptoms of these conditions are quite common, but the treatment is different.
What causes fibromyalgia?
It is not known what causes fibromyalgia. A lot of researchers have been made but it none of the cause has confirmed. For example, it is believed by some researchers that dysfunction in the central nervous system that cannot perceive pain properly causes fibromyalgia to be developed.
Fibromyalgia can also occur due to stress and poor sleeping. The human body can be badly affected due to poor sleeping especially when it goes for a long time period. The pain most likely to be sensed differently by those people who are not rested enough.
Moreover, it is also believed that fibromyalgia that seems to be running in the family could be the cause of developing it further. Researchers put the blame for the development of this syndrome on polymorph genes which can be responsible the way we grab pain. However, this gene is also responsible for other conditions too.
How does it feel to have fibromyalgia pain?
The pain in fibromyalgia is widespread in most of the cases. It can also appear in some specific areas also but mostly patient feels a widespread pain. People having fibromyalgia suffer from headaches, neck pain, joint pain and hip pain. The important thing is that you should be able to distinguish between the pain in areas due to fibromyalgia and pain in areas due to other conditions like arthritis.
For instance, fibromyalgia causes a longwinded hip pain and this pain doesn’t feel as localized as compared to the pain due to arthritis. Although, these both conditions are different and the causes of both of these conditions are still not known, but the treatments applied are different in nature.
The life of a person becomes terrifying if diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Some people with fibromyalgia have been bedridden for many years and some people can’t able to perfume routine activities. Some people have left the work; others have tried to manage the pain. Everyone’s life changes once their pain takes over.
A lot of celebrities are also suffering from this drastic condition as well. The outspokenness of celebrities about the condition has helped in raising the awareness to know that fibromyalgia is a real. For instance, one of the most famous celebrities Morgan Freeman has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and has been spoken openly about the condition and the living with this pain.
Life changes with fibromyalgia
The life you used to live changes after having this syndrome. In addition to various types of medications that are important for you to take, changes in lifestyle are also that much important for you. For example, the doctor will ask you to attend the physical therapy sessions and it will be really important for you to do this to keep the pain under control.
Moreover, you will have to change your diet. Your pain and other symptoms can be eased by eating right things. If you eat junk food, or foods with bad fats, it can make the condition worse. You have to stick to lean meats, healthy fats and carbs to alleviate pain and other symptoms too.
Exercising can be effective for you. Yoga is one of the best workouts that help in relieving pain. Keep in mind that everything you do should be under some supervision of a professional.
Learn meditation, don’t try to take the stress. A lot of patients have reported an effective change in their pain symptoms, sleep issues, depression and many other symptoms.
Try to live a healthy and happy life by following these rules. Make your life wonderful; don’t waste it by simply going bedridden. You have to struggle hard to fight with this condition.