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Title: Best Fibromyalgia Doctor in Karimnagar

  • Fibromyalgia
  • About
  • Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects the
    muscles and soft tissues. Symptoms of
    fibromyalgia are
  • severe body pains, mental distress, joint pains
    like arthritis, fatigue sleep problems, which
    can be managed through proper medications and
    lifestyle changes.
  • These symptoms accumulate over a period of time
    due to many reasons such as physical trauma,
    surgery, infection or psychological stress. There
    is no particular reason for this problem. No lab
    tests or X-rays shows up the problem. Doctors
    diagnose it based on the symptoms. Fibromyalgia
    does not damage your joints or organs.
  • Symptoms
  • The main symptom of fibromyalgia is muscle pain
    throughout the body, sleep problems, stiffness
    in joints and muscles in early hours, headache,
    irritable bowel syndrome, painful menstrual
    cramps, sensitivity to cold and heat, restless
    leg syndrome (RLS), fatigue, anxiety or
    depression, numbness or tingling.
  • Fibromyalgia often comes with other painful
    conditions such as
  • Migraine
  • Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
  • pelvic and urinary problems
  • nausea
  • joint disorders
  • problem while urination
  • Who can get fibromyalgia?
  • Women between 35 to 60 years of age have high
    chances of developing fibromyalgia. Women are
    more likely to get 10 times more than men. Even
    doctors arent sure about this.
  • Causes
  • The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known.
    However, present thinking in the arena of
    Rheumatology advises that fibromyalgia is a
    problem with central pain processing in the
    brain, where there may be an enlarged
    sensitivity or perception of pain to a given

  • There are many factors that are included
  • Physical trauma such as car accident or any
  • Genetics- women whose close relative with
    fibromyalgia have higher risk of developing the
  • Repetitive injuries
  • It may occur due to Rheumatoid arthritis or other
    autoimmune diseases, such as lupus
  • joint disorders
  • Central nervous system (CNS) problems
  • Diagnosis
  • Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose, as
    the symptoms keep varying and there could be
    other disorders. The symptoms are very much
    similar to other conditions like hypothyroidism
    or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • There is no specific X-ray or blood tests or
    scans to confirm fibromyalgia. The diagnosis of
    fibromyalgia was made based on the specific
    tender points in certain parts of your body.
  • Earlier some miscellaneous points were used to
    diagnose the condition, but now it is no longer
  • recommended to diagnose fibromyalgia.
  • Miscellaneous points
  • Miscellaneous points or Tender points are the
    definite areas of the body where fibromyalgia
    causes severe pain. The areas includes back of
    the head, inner knees, and outer elbows. The pain
    passes on to neck and shoulders, the outer hips,
    and the upper chest. Doctors analyze fibromyalgia
    based on the heaviness at these points. However,
    this method is not practiced to diagnose the
    condition anymore. Instead of precise areas,
    fibromyalgia is recognized by the harshness and
    chronic nature of the pain.
  • Treatment
  • There is no permanent cure for fibromyalgia, but
    it can be managed with medications and
  • Many people try acupuncture in the first 2 years.
    It may work but it needs more exploration.
    Medication is most important because fibromyalgia
    is difficult to manage as it is chronic

  • syndrome and every patient has different set of
    symptoms. So the treatments will be suggested
    according to the patient. Some treatments are as
  • regular exercises
  • acupuncture
  • psychological therapies includes relaxation,
    coping with stress,
  • occupational therapists
  • massage
  • chiropractic care
  • low-dose anti-depressants, although these are not
    the first-line treatment Patients with
    fibromyalgia need to work with their doctor to
    come up with a
  • treatment plan that provides the best results.
  • Drugs
  • Doctors prescribe drugs to reduce the symptoms
    but they cannot cure the disease, the treatment
    will help to reduce the pain, sleep disorder, or
    depression associated with fibromyalgia.
  • For some people drugs may give side effects so
    check with your doctor before starting them.
    Intake of drugs should be stopped if there is no
    benefit. Generally doctors prescribe the below
    medicines to ease the symptoms.
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers.
  • Antidepressants, such as duloxetine, or Cymbalta,
    and milnacipran, or Savella, may help reduce
  • Anti-seizure drugs, such as gabapentin also known
    as Neurontin, and pregabalin, or Lyrica, may be
  • You need to discuss with your doctor about the
    improvement of the pains. Based on your feedback
    doctors can do the necessary changes and help you
    overcome from fibromyalgia.
  • How to manage the symptoms

Exercise Usually when youre in pain, you may
not like to exercise but lack of activity can
lead to other problems like muscle weakness. A
combination of aerobic activity and exercises
will improve your flexibility. Exercise can also
help you to get a better night's sleep. Exercise
means increasing the circulation of oxygen
through the blood. Swimming, walking and cycling
are mostly recommended. Diet There is no
particular diet recommended for fibromyalgia, but
eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and
vegetables, and also maintaining a healthy weight
is very important. Acupuncture Some patients
have experienced good improvement in their life
after starting acupuncture therapy and massage
for fibromyalgia. These therapies ease the pain
and discomfort but do not give long term relief
to the symptoms. Some people also found benefit
from capsaicin cream and homeopathy. But the
capsaicin cream might not be practical for a
widespread pain. Behavior modification
therapy Behavior modification therapy is a
procedure of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
that helps diminish negative stress- or
pain-increasing behaviors and reinstate positive,
mindful behaviors. CBT is very effective for
people who have improper sleep. Sleep Getting
enough good quality sleep is very important to
treat fibromyalgia. It will not only help
in reducing tiredness and fatigue but also helps
in minimizing pain. To get good sleep you may try
these- keep your room temperature warm, take hot
shower before going to bed may help ease pain
and stiffness, listen to music, gentle exercises
to reduce muscle tension, avoid alcohol, tea or
coffee in the night, avoid smoking, dont use
mobiles or tablets or any other electronic
devices in the bedroom, develop a sleep routine.
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