Oh So Many Complications
Fibromyalgia has so many complications attached to it that it can be very frustrating for a fibromyalgia patient to move forward with his or her life. Fibromyalgia is a condition that is characterized by body wide pain. The pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia is most commonly felt in the soft tissue, muscle, tendons and joints. Soft tissue is located in several spots on the body such as: the elbow, neck, back, knees, shins, hips and shoulders. The painful spots on the body are referred to as tender spots and are felt in the various locations we have already mentioned. The pain will start in a location such as the knee and then spread out to include the whole leg.
The pain or feelings that correspond with fibromyalgia have been described as a:
- Deep Ache
- Shooting Pain
- Burning Pain
- Painful Joints
- Numbness And Tingling in the hands and feet
The painful sensations mentioned are felt in areas of the body where soft tissue exists and soft tissues exist in eighteen different places on the body.
The issue of fibromyalgia complicates everyday mobility and can bring about the following issues:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Memory or Cognitive Problems
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Impaired Speech
Fibromyalgia can affect both the male and the female but in different ways.
Fibromyalgia In Women
It is no secret that a pregnant woman goes through a lot while she is in the process of carrying her child, the body changes and her hormones are out of whack, but there are those women that sadly begin to experience all over body pain known as fibromyalgia that makes moving very difficult. Stress can lead to an outbreak of fibromyalgia pains, the first three months of a woman’s pregnancy is her highest risk of developing this painful condition and the emotional and physiological changes that come with her new diagnosis. Fibromyalgia can also lead to endometriosis which will ultimately lead to infertility.
Fibromyalgia In Men
Fibromyalgia precursors are found in both genetics and hormones. Certain genes make people more susceptible to pain. Some even say that it is hereditary. It is thought that men may be more likely to not respond to the tender points test. This is where a doctor applies pressure to 18 different tender points. Eleven of these 18 tender points need to be reacted to for a positive diagnosis. Many jobs, like construction, are more difficult for men with fibromyalgia. Construction requires long days and heavy lifting. With the fatigue that comes from fibromyalgia after a less active day, the active life a construction worker would be utterly exhausting. Fibromyalgia sufferers have chronic pain, that’s without having to lift heavy objects and basically working out all day long. While men experience the symptoms of fibromyalgia, they typically are less intense. They may also experience less of them.