Fibromyalgia pain points, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and nutrition
What is Fibromyalgia?
The term fibromyalgia refers to a group of musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders characterised mainly by extreme fatigue, persistent pain, usually localised around the joints, stiffness of varying intensity of muscles, tendons and surrounding soft tissue.
It is often accompanied by a wide range of other psychological symptoms, such as sleeping difficulties, morning stiffness, headaches, and problems with thinking and memory, such as "blackouts".
Causes of Fibromyalgia
The specific causes of the onset of fibromyalgia are not known today despite the studies that have been carried out on the disease. Some results link the disease to a deficiency of the pain threshold, as differences in brain activity and blood flow in response to a painful stimulus have been observed between a fibromyalgia sufferer and a healthy person.
As a centre for biological medicine, in Biosalud Day Hospital, we analyse the causes of fibromyalgia, always accompanied by viral or bacterial infections, metabolic disturbances and especially the ability of mitochondria to produce energy, heavy metal poisoning, acid pH, oxidative stress, etc.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The main symptom is the diffuse, widespread, generalised musculoskeletal pain or prominent stiffness affecting at least three anatomical sites and lasting for at least three months. The pain is usually intense and often difficult to describe.
It is generally worsened by intense physical exercise, cold, and emotional stress. Painful symptoms are often accompanied by sleep disturbances. Fibromyalgia sufferers have difficulty falling asleep or have very light sleep and wake frequently during the night.
Once the pathophysiological diagnosis has been established and other illnesses have been ruled out, a personalised treatment protocol with several phases combining several of the techniques used in the biological medicine and if necessary from conventional medicine, i.e. what is known as a integrative medicine.