What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an inflammatory syndrome that affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points, which can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes and stress management.
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Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2–8% of the population. Women are affected about twice as often as men. Rates appear similar in different areas of the world and among different cultures.
There is controversy about the classification, diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia.
While some feel the diagnosis of fibromyalgia may negatively affect a person, other research finds it to be beneficial.