What is Fibromyalgia: Symptoms & Causes

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Fibromyalgia is a disease associated with muscle pain and general fatigue. It is a chronic or long-lasting disease and can be caused by numerous factors which can be biological, social or psychological. There are no external signs of this disease since the pain can only be felt by the person going through it.

Generally, people between the ages of 20-50 experience this disease. However, it cannot be exactly categorized to any particular age group. As per studies, youngsters are prone to this disease due to excess stress and unusual lifestyle patterns


There is no exact cause of fibromyalgia, but research shows that the causes below contribute to the disease.

  • Stress
  • Traumatic events like an accident
  • Certain diseases
  • Repetitive injuries



The main symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are pain and tenderness. But in addition to that, there can be a few other symptoms as well. These include the following:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Problem with thinking and memory
  • Morning stiffness
  • Numbness in hands and feet
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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. Currently pursuing an e-course offered by Stanford University, ‘Introduction to Food and Health’, she aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.  

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