Make A Smart Choice
Raising a child is hard work; there is not a moment of time when you the parent are not working hard to teach your child to make wise and informed decisions. Though it is the parent’s job to teach the child to make wise choices who teaches the parent to make informed and intelligent choices? When it comes to making wise and informed decisions as adults the responsibility often relies within ourselves but there are those times when the help of a medical professional, financial advisor or trusted family member / friend is also needed in order to help solidify that the choice we are making is a correct one.
When it comes to religious affairs or needs one would seek out the advice and counsel of someone who is educated in religious or spiritual things, when it comes to planning one’s retirement a financial adviser is needed and when it comes to personal health and well-being the advice of a medical professional is a must have. When being diagnosed with a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia the patient must rely heavily on the advice and counsel of a medical professional. Fibromyalgia is surrounded by mystery and there is much about the condition that is still unknown therefore anytime there is a person that has been diagnosed with this miserable condition it is of the utmost importance that the individual learn as much as he or she can about their condition, the symptoms of their condition and what is currently being done to treat their condition.
What You Need To know About Fibromyalgia
Though much about fibromyalgia is still known there is still some information about the topic that can be shared such as the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is characterized by the overall pain that stems from the condition. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known but medical professionals have the following theories as to what causes the intense all over body pain.
- Central Sensitization
- Physical or emotional trauma
- Sleep disturbances
- Genetic predisposition
- Dopamine dysfunction (hypodopaminergia)
- Abnormal serotonin metabolism
- Deficient growth hormone (GH) secretion
- Psychological factors
Though the above possible causes are mere theories fibromyalgia patients can still take the information above and use it to help better understand their condition or to investigate further. Symptoms of fibromyalgia are said to be felt throughout the body, specifically in the joints. Pain may be felt in the joints but the pain is actually radiating from the soft tissue that surrounds the joints. This oft tissue is known as tender spots and there are 18 tender spots on the body making it extremely painful if several of the tender spots are inflamed and creating havoc. Symptoms of fibromyalgia are often described as:
- Deep Ache
- Shooting Pain
- Burning Pain
- Painful Joints
- Numbness And Tingling in the hands and feet
Symptoms of fibromyalgia are indeed a large part of the problem of living with fibromyalgia there are several other factors that play a role in the misery that is so commonly hand and known as fibromyalgia. Medical professional are unsure as to how or why this happens but it seems as though the individuals that suffer from fibromyalgia often suffer from other complications as well adding further discomfort and misery to the table of pain. Further complications would include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Memory or Cognitive Problems
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Impaired Speech
Living With The Pain
Fibromyalgia sadly has no known cure; therefore those that have been diagnosed with this miserable condition must make a few changes in his or her lifestyle in order to cope with or live with the pain and symptoms that is fibromyalgia. The first thing the fibromyalgia patient needs to do is make a smart choice of seeking out the advice of a medical professional so that the various treatment options can be openly discussed and considered. Once a treatment has been considered and is in the process of being implemented it is important that the patient stay patient while the treatment takes time to work.
You cannot expect an overnight change in your pain and symptoms, do not get frustrated and throw in the towel. Keep in mind that there is much about this condition that is still unknown so treatment success might take a while.