As stated, while the exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown there are factors associated with the disorder such as infection, trauma, or genetics. Fibromyalgia has been found to be triggered by infection, though this may only make it develop sooner and it may not be a root cause. Trauma, whether physical or emotional, has been connected to the disorder as well. As with many unexplainable diseases, there may be a problem or mutation of the genetics that causes a person to develop fibromyalgia in later life.

Treatment and Prevention

Fibromyalgia is a disorder than cannot be treated or prevented, though it can be managed through various methods and techniques. There are several medications that can be used to reduce pain and self-help changes that should be made in order to improve the health of the body overall.

The three types of medications used are analgesics, anti-seizure drugs, and antidepressants. Analgesics such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen are used to manage the widespread pain caused by this disorder. Anti-seizure drugs are used to reduce specific symptoms and certain types of pain. Antidepressants will also help lessen pain, improve mood, and increase quality of sleep.

Improving the quality of sleep is a main focus for those with this disease, especially because one of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is fatigue. Improper sleep habits are bad for the health overall and will only worsen the condition over time. There are several herbs that can be used to help people with sleeping problems. Valerian and lemon balm can be used together to increase the length of time a person sleeps, kava kava is an herb that relaxes the muscles and deepens sleep, and melatonin can be used to reset the body’s internal clock.  Continue reading for Recent Debates and Developments . . .


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