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What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body, stiffness, Fatigue, depression, sleep problems, headaches etc. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it can be effectively treated and managed.

What are the risk factors for fibromyalgia?

Most people are diagnosed during middle, Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Women are twice as likely to have fibromyalgia as men. Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), repetitive injuries. 

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

Doctors usually diagnose fibromyalgia using the patient’s history, physical examination, X-rays, and blood work.

Source: CDC