What is Fibromyalgia: Symptoms & Causes

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

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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

Causes

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

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Symptoms

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
About the Author

Vanya is a passionate writer with interest in the field of health, nutrition, culture, and lifestyle. She wants to spread awareness about mental health and how to tackle it. Apart from work, she spends her time reading books, watching movies, listening to music, and sometimes just collecting her thoughts. One may often find her interacting with nature and its various aspects.

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