Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder which can take control of your life and health.
It usually strikes after the age of 20 years and can go on for years on end if not treated in the right way.
Why does it happen? How is it diagnosed? Read on to find answers to all these questions.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscular pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.
It is more of a syndrome because it presents with many symptoms and there is no definite cause to it.
It could be due to increased sensitivity of the pain receptor cells in the brain.
Symptoms fluctuate from person to person, but what remains common is ACHE.
It can be a deep bone ache to a superficial burning pain.
Muscles feel sore and stressed out.
It is associated with other symptoms like headache, fatigue and poor sleep.
It is diagnosed purely on the basis of signs and symptoms. There are various points in the body called ‘tender points’ which elicit pain on touch, though there is no underlying inflammation.
Conventional medicine suggests symptomatic relief for all symptoms which is temporary.
There are many herbal formulations which work very well in cases of fibromyalgia. They calm the hypersensitive nerve tissues.
We all need to share our experiences about this disorder and put an end to years of needles pain and suffering.
Together, we can do this!!
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.