Common causes of fibromyalgia
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. If you think you suffer from fibromyalgia, consult a pain management expert immediately.
Hereditary: Fibromyalgia may be hereditary, especially in women. Females who have relatives with fibromyalgia have a higher risk of experiencing it themselves.
Diseases: Rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus may cause fibromyalgia.
Event: Stressful, traumatic, physical, or emotional event, such as a car accident may cause fibromyalgia.
Gender: Fibromyalgia is much more common in women than in men.
Physical activity: Fibromyalgia is more common with people who aren’t physically active.
Common symptoms of Fibromyalgia
- Widespread pain
- Jaw pain and stiffness
- Stiff joints and muscles
- Difficulties in memory and concentration
- Weight gain, dizziness, and breathing problems
- Painful menstrual periods
When to see a doctor for fibromyalgia treatment?
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Tingling and numbness in the hands or feet
- Sensitivity to cold or heat
- Skin problems