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Fibromyalgia treatment: How music therapy can reduce fibromyalgia pain, depression, anxiety, and improve sleep

In fibromyalgia patients, music therapy can reduce pain, depression, anxiety, and improve sleep. The findings come from researchers at the University of Granada who found that music therapy combined with relaxation techniques can help improve many areas in the lives of fibromyalgia patients. With improved depression, anxiety, sleep, and reduced pain, a patient’s quality of life can greatly improve. Study participants here to read more

Fibromyalgia vs. peripheral neuropathy: Causes, symptoms, risk factors, and complications

Fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy are two conditions that affect the central nervous system, resulting in pain. Aside from muscle pain, fibromyalgia also involves sleep disturbance, mood changes, and memory issues. It is believed to be caused by a physical trauma or psychological stress, but the exact cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by other conditions, here to read more

Revised fibromyalgia guidelines by EULAR for better patient management

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has revised guidelines regarding fibromyalgia in order to improve the management of patients with this chronic conditions. The guidelines offer evidence-based recommendations, including non-pharmacologic and psychological interventions. The updated guidelines come after a decade since the original recommendations for fibromyalgia management appeared. The authors wrote, “[These recommendations] allow EULAR here to read more

Fibromyalgia may raise osteoporosis risk

Fibromyalgia may raise the risk of osteoporosis. A condition characterized by widespread pain, fibromyalgia can result in limited mobility and lack of sunlight exposure – factors that increase the likelihood of osteoporosis in a patient. Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by the loss of bone mass. Factors that contribute to bone strength include exercising, here to read more

Fibromyalgia incidences higher in patients with hepatitis B virus infection

Fibromyalgia incidences are higher in patients with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Hepatitis B infection is a potentially life-threatening illness, which primarily affects the liver and can be acute or chronic. Previous research has revealed higher fibromyalgia rates among those with hepatitis B infection. For the study, the researchers looked at 118 hepatitis B here to read more


Fibromyalgia associated with coronary heart disease and stroke risk: Study

Fibromyalgia is associated with the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, according to research. The researchers arrived at this conclusion by comparing fibromyalgia patients to individuals without the condition. In fibromyalgia – a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain – patients may also experience heart palpitations, chest pains, and heartburn. Unfortunately, these symptoms here to read more

Fibromyalgia may cause pregnancy complications and infertility

Fibromyalgia may cause pregnancy complications and infertility, studies found. A condition characterized by widespread pain, fibromyalgia can make daily tasks difficult to perform. Fibromyalgia is highly associated with stress, which can be worsened when pregnancy is thrown into the mix – not to mention changing hormone levels typical for this period in a woman’s life here to read more

Fibromyalgia-affected women can benefit from aquatic aerobic exercise: Study

Fibromyalgia-affected women can benefit from aquatic aerobic exercise. The findings come from Turkish researchers who revealed that aquatic aerobic exercises can offer benefits to fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia patients experience widespread pain and thus have weaker muscular strength. Recommended as a means to reduce pain and build strength, exercise can be difficult for many patients to here to read more

Depression and anxiety common in fibromyalgia patients: Survey

Depression and anxiety are common features in fibromyalgia patients. A recent online survey involving those who suffer from the chronic condition showed that almost two-thirds of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia have also been diagnosed with depression. The survey, conducted by the chronic support community NewLifeOutlook, included 671 people living with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is best described here to read more

In fibromyalgia patients, going gluten-free may be a potential dietary intervention: Study

In fibromyalgia patients, going gluten-free may be a potential dietary intervention. Fibromyalgia currently does not have a cure, but treatments are available to ease symptoms for improving the quality of life. The researchers conducted a review of studies based on fibromyalgia and nutrition. Current treatment guidelines consist of a multidisciplinary approach of pharmacological and nonpharmacological here to read more

Fibromyalgia vs. polymyalgia: Differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica may sound the same and even share similar, overlapping symptoms, but they both have unique differences that set them apart. Polymyalgia is often misdiagnosed for fibromyalgia or can be overlooked in patients who have already been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, so recognizing these key differences can greatly aid in treatment and management. here to read more

In fibromyalgia, cognitive symptoms are worse than in rheumatoid arthritis

A team of researchers from Rush Medical College, Chicago, and colleagues at other institutions recently did a comparative study of the cognitive functions of fibromyalgia (FM) patients versus rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The study, which was called “Cognitive Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients Compared with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients”, was presented at the Annual Meeting of here to read more

Fibromyalgia can be managed with magnetic brain stimulation used for treating depression, study

Fibromyalgia can be managed with magnetic brain stimulation used for treating depression according to research. French researchers found that fibromyalgia symptoms improved slightly using magnetic brain stimulation. The technique is called transcranial magnetic stimulation and is commonly used to raise quality of life and emotional and social well-being among patients who suffer from fibromyalgia. Lead here to read more

Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome can be improved with vitamin B12 and folic acid: Study

New research suggests that fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome) can be improved through therapy based on vitamin B12 and folic acid. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, has some of the same characteristics as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is best described as chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. However, it also involves fatigue, stiffness, and numbness here to read more