Fast Facts: Fibromyalgia

Women are 10 times more likely to get the condition more than men. The cause s of fibromyalgia are not yet known. There may be a number of factors linked to:
 * stress
 * repetitive injuries
 * illness
 * certain diseases

Fibromyalgia varies from patient to patient but the symptoms intertwined. Symptoms includes:
 * abdominal pain
 * chronic headaches
 * stiffness
 * Incontinence
 * numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet
 * fatigue

What Tests are Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

A visit to your GP if you suspect that you have fibromyalgia could be a start of a diagnosis. Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult but most doctors rely on a comprehensive physical exam and the patients medical history.To rule out other serious illness, doctors may also run some specific blood tests, tests for chemicals such as glucose and thyroid test may also be done.

Natural Treatment for fibromyalgia can help manage the symptoms. Aerobic exercises at least two or three times a week is recommended for people with fibromyalgia. Acupuncture, therapeutic massage and chiropractic manipulation can also help alleviate the pain.