What are the ten most important attributes of fibromyalgia (FM)? Let’s take a look!
1. FM definition: It’s characterized by widespread muscular pain and tenderness (in all four of the body’s quadrants) that’s NOT caused by inflammation or joint damage.
2. FM can be primary or secondary: Secondary FM is caused by something else (often after trauma) in association with another disorder like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and more. Primary FM has no known association with another condition.
3. FM is OFTEN chronic: Because FM is diagnosed by EXCLUDING other conditions, it’s often…
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