HealthEase Insights FibromyalgiaPublished: 2014-11-27
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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common syndrome characterised by extensive, long-term pain and tenderness in muscles, joints, tendons and other soft tissues. Other features include non-restorative sleep, fatigue and psychological distress. Some patients report that their fatigue is more upsetting than their pain.
While the cause is not fully understood, current research points to several underlying factors including abnormalities in the neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous systems, genetic factors, psychosocial variables and environmental stressors.