Fibromyalgia Update

As of 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American College of Rheumatology, National Fibromyalgia Association, American Family Physician, and many more have all stated that the current consensus on the cause of fibromyalgia is due to  “centralized sensitization” which is a pain state involving the central amplification of peripheral sensory signals.  This is what Doctor’s Label Fibromyalgia proprietary formula specifically addresses.

Core symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. Most patients with fibromyalgia have muscle pain and tenderness, forgetfulness or problems concentrating, and significant functional limitations. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed using an updated set of clinical criteria that no longer depend on tender point examination.

The classic diffuse pain, aches and discomfort are not the only symptoms; depression, fatigue, stiffness, sleep loss and generally just feeling really bad are common too.

Fibromyalgia

Despite this increased awareness and understanding, FM remains undiagnosed in an estimated 75% of people with the disorder.

In the United States, fibromyalgia affects about 2 percent of people by age 20, which increases to approximately 8 percent of people by age 70; it is the most common cause of generalized musculoskeletal pain in women between 20 and 55 years old. It is more common in women than men. Most people initially develop symptoms between the ages of 30 and 55.

Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect more than 5 million Americans (2%-5% of the adult population) making it one of the most common chronic widespread pain disorders in the United States.  Fibromyalgia is the second most common disorder observed by rheumatologists, after osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease-DJD.)  Fibromyalgia is a persistent and debilitating disorder that can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, affecting their ability to work and engage in everyday activities, as well as their relationships with family, friends, and employers.  This painful disorder also imposes large economic burdens on society if not treated properly.