A large number of people around the world suffer from diseases which are incurable, the severity of these illnesses can range from affecting your life in the old age or every single day of your life. Currently, while the entire medical world is focused on tackling major life-threatening diseases like cancer, AIDS, Asthma, tuberculosis etc. there are conditions which are taking toll on humans lives by negatively impacting their daily life style, one of which is Fibromyalgia.
Lady Gaga, one of the talented artists of the showbiz industry recently broke the news that she is cancelling the UK and European tour due to Fibromyalgia. The artist revealed, she was in intense pain and was not able to muster the required energy to continue the tour. She has been suffering from the illness from a very long time, but she has now taken steps to shed light on the lesser-known disease. She has released a documentary ‘Five Foot Two’ on Netflix which shows her skirmish with the discomforting disease- Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia, unlike other diseases, is undetectable until diagnosed by a physician. Most of the people who suffer from it have absolutely zero knowledge of it. In addition to it, there has been no cure discovered to treat this chronic illness; only symptom-based treatments can be recommended. The experts have been in a constant argument about this condition which involves Unspecified and vague body pain. Most of the experts have been linking the disease with somatic ailment while the others consider it a psychosomatic disorder.
In practical sense, fibromyalgia is a disease where the patient experiences pain in various parts of the body. The severe body pain can be sudden or might increase gradually and sometimes the effects depend on the age of the person. On the other hand, the actual cause of fibromyalgia is yet to be found. Hence, it is treated by giving the patients symptom-based prescriptions.
Diagnosing Fibromyalgia is a challenging task. Owing to it low popularity and the patient's privacy, doctors often find it hard to diagnose. Generally, the pain caused by Fibromyalgia occurs in some common places which are called tender points. There are altogether 18 tender points in a human body and they are very much prone to Fibromyalgia. Most common points where the patients experience frequent stings are back of the neck, elbows, knees, hips, lower back, shoulders and upper back. Patients suffering from pain in these points often complain about feeling fatigued and intense pain; while they misjudge the cause of it.