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The exact cause of fibromyalgia has not yet been determined. However, as a result of many years of research, it has been understood that some factors trigger the disease. Personality structure: It is mostly seen in individuals with a sensitive structure, perfectionist and easily affected by events. Infections can bring on Fibromyalgia or worsen symptoms.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue, sleep problems, not feeling rested despite sleeping for a long time and difficulty getting out of bed, headache, depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating or concentrating, abdominal pain, ringing in the ears, reluctance to exercise and fatigue, digestive problems, arm and swelling in the legs, numbness and tingling can be listed as.

What are the risk factors for fibromyalgia?

It affects 1-2% of the population and women aged 40-55 make up the majority.

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

According to current information, fibromyalgia is diagnosed in patients with widespread pain that persists for three months or more and cannot be based on a medical cause. There is no laboratory test that can detect fibromyalgia.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

The aim of the treatment of fibromyalgia is to manage the bodily sensors (receptors) that make the pain feel excessively, to manage the internal and external factors that stimulate the sensors and to increase the quality of life, to develop coping methods and to provide a new perspective.

There is also a genetic predisposition. People who are prone to wrinkles should do more skin care, or people who are prone to knee calcification should avoid weight gain and heavy activities, as well as stay away from stressors that they have experienced before and that affect them, and take care of them adequately.

Osteopathic Manual therapy, Neural therapy, Prolotherapy, Ozone therapy (especially Ozone therapy should be made a part of their lives), Cupping, Kinesiology taping, Cognitive Behavioral therapy as well as coping methods should be brought into their lives. Acupuncture, Dry needling, Meditation, Massage, a balanced and healthy diet, regular exercise, quality sleep will also contribute to the effectiveness of treatment.

Collaboration with a specialist doctor is essential for treatment. It has been repeatedly experienced that treatment with medication alone is insufficient. Treatment should be started and continued with combined treatment methods.

Which doctor should I go to for fibromyalgia?

It would be ideal for individuals with fibromyalgia to apply to a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist for the correct diagnosis and adequate treatment. A multidisciplinary (including multiple clinicians) approach is required.

What are fibromyalgia exercises?

Exercising in the control of fibromyalgia signs and attacks provides significant benefits. Exercises that provide a proper posture in the body, strengthen muscles and increase endurance must be an integral part of fibromyalgia treatment. It is felt that there is a decrease in pain and fatigue and an improvement in sleep problems in those who exercise. But intense exercise can trigger fibromyalgia symptoms. Aerobics, stretching and strengthening exercises, swimming and walking should be made into a lifestyle.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Associate Professor Ahmet Inanır finally explained the ways to prevent Fibromyalgia;

Fibromyalgia is an uncomfortable condition that negatively affects quality of life. To avoid fibromyalgia and its negative effects, to exercise regularly, to sleep in a dark room regularly, to take drinks such as tea and coffee in doses that can disrupt sleep patterns, to stay away from stressful situations and environments, to learn and apply coping methods, to eat healthy, to be under regular therapy, They benefit from lifestyle changes such as taking time for themselves, spending time with loved ones, and taking up hobbies.


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