Sexual health awareness month: Rheumatoid arthritis and sexual dysfunction, cognitive ability, fibromyalgia

World sexual health day is in September and promotes broadening peoples information on all subjects involving sex. We at Bel Marra feel that sex is an important part of everyone’s life, no matter what age they are, but we also believe that having more knowledge about sex can help make your sex life even more here to read more

Fibromyalgia update: Memory problems, fibromyalgia treatment, peripheral neuropathy, heart disease

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic pain and affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States. We at Bel Marra feel this debilitating condition is very concerning and want to provide more information on the subject. You will find articles detailing the condition and its relation to memory problems, osteoporosis, peripheral neuropathy, here to read more

Most women with fibromyalgia suffer from memory and concentration problems: Study

A Spanish study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology states that most women with fibromyalgia say they have memory problems and can’t concentrate, and the majority also suffer from anxiety and depression. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory, and mood issues. here to read more

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

Chronic fatigue syndrome update: Fibromyalgia, early menopause, irritable bowel syndrome, visual stress

This chronic fatigue syndrome update presents articles about fibromyalgia, early menopause, irritable bowel syndrome, and visual stress. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition in which the individual constantly feels too tired to perform any activity – even the ones they enjoy. Worse yet, no amount of sleep or coffee can shake off the constant here to read more

Pain Awareness Month: Rheumatoid arthritis, dry eye, shingles, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic migraine

September is Pain Awareness Month, so we present our top articles discussing conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, dry eye, shingles, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic migraines, and chronic pain. Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition and negatively impact a person’s quality of life. Worse yet, if you don’t know the source of your pain, it can 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

Weekly health news roundup: Gluten-free diet, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and shingles

This week’s health news roundup presents recent stories about gluten-free diets, celiac disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and shingles. We discussed the benefits of a gluten-free diet in celiac disease, metabolic syndrome in psoriasis patients, higher risk of multiple sclerosis in children of mothers deficient in vitamin D during pregnancy, the increased risk of pregnancy complications and infertility 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

World Sjogren’s Day: Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, shingles, and atherosclerosis

World Sjögren’s Day is July 23, and to get you ready we put together a list of our top articles that discuss Sjögren’s syndrome and accompanying factors and issues, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, shingles, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Henrik Sjögren published his doctoral thesis on the condition in 1933, and since then thousands of patients here to read more