Fibromyalgia Facts

Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. Learn More ›

Is There a Cure for Fibromyalgia?

A cure for fibromyalgia may seem elusive today. But headway is being made into gaining a better understanding of pain pathways. The good news is that fibromyalgia does not appear to get worse with time and can improve with active treatment.

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Fibromyalgia in Men and Women

While the vast majority of fibromyalgia sufferers are women, men are also affected but to a lesser degree. What explains these gender differences? It is likely that genes and hormones play a role. Or could it be that men are less likely to admit pain and are under diagnosed?

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia: Tests and Procedures

Many people with fibromyalgia are misdiagnosed with arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, or some other type of pain-related condition. What does it take to get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia?

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Living With Fibromyalgia

If you are one of the estimated one in 50 Americans who suffers from the chronic widespread pain of fibromyalgia, exercising to alleviate your symptoms is likely the last thing on your mind. Taking up a jogging routine may seem counterintuitive when you are battling the fatigue, sleep disturbances, and memory problems that can accompany the condition. But that's exactly what you should do. In fact, one of the best things for fibromyalgia is regular exercise. Research has repeatedly shown that it's one of the most effective ways you can combat the pain associated with fibromyalgia.

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