It is one of the greatest fears of each of us. Having a health problem, going to the doctor, explaining the symptoms and being told that it is nothing serious, only to find out that you are sick. People with this disorder generally appear to be in good health. Tiredness and headache are symptoms of this widespread but little known disease, about two million Italians suffer from it, mostly women. It is a complex disease that could be caused by a combination of several factors.
Fibromyalgia sufferers don’t have an easy time. The perception of pain is amplified and the discomfort is essentially widespread, which makes specific intervention difficult. The painful points are scattered throughout the body but there are no injuries to the organs. Even the bones and tendons do not appear to be damaged, so it is very difficult to make a certain diagnosis.
The absence of injury feeds psychic stress, because the patient is often treated as an imaginary patient. But the pain is there, you feel it, and the cause could be a hypersensitive nervous system. Today it is thought that environmental factors, stressful situations, physical or psychological traumas may contribute to the onset of the disease. Sleep disturbances, headaches, anxiety, depression, bladder pain, could all be symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Tiredness and headache are symptoms of this widespread but little known disease
This particular pathology remains, to date, little known. Only one in three Italians know what it is. Those who are most aware of it are women between the ages of 34 and 45. While only one in four men is informed on the subject.
Fibromyalgia is a borderline disease between rheumatology and neurology. It is a different functioning of the brain. Once a diagnosis has been made for the doctor, it is important to restore a good quality of life to the patient. Trying as much as possible to counteract pain in the shoulders, spine, chronic fatigue and mood disorders. Fibromyalgia is a pathology that requires a mixed approach. Prescribing drugs are often associated with rehabilitation treatments and psychotherapy.
In short, it is a truly complex condition that requires the utmost care and attention, both for diagnosis and for treatment. An advice that is always valid for everyone is that, in the presence of symptoms, to rely on experts. Seeking medical advice, whether or not it is fibromyalgia, is in all cases the right choice.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)