fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2.7% of the global population, mostly women. Studies suggest an even higher prevalence in primary care settings.

In a study of 23 people with fibromyalgia compared to healthy subjects, researchers compared blood sugar levels and found higher levels in the first...

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The important characteristics of fibromyalgia are that this is a multifactorial pain disorder with very few physical findings. The old criteria for fibromyalgia included tender points, which was a physical finding. Fibromyalgia has become a disorder of self-report compared to a disorder associated...

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Researchers at the Ohio State University report that they have identified biomarkers of fibromyalgia that can be detected in blood samples, and that can be differentiated from a variety of other related diseases. The discovery may lead to significant advances in clinicians’ ability to differentially...

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Although moderate alcohol consumption has been associated with improvement in some health outcomes including lower risk for heart disease, stroke, and dementia, the impact on chronic pain levels is less well understood. Researchers from the University of Michigan sought to investigate the...

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Researchers from New York University College of Dentistry report that adjustments in standard treatment for pain from myofascial temporomandibular disorder (mTMD) may be in order, based on conclusions from a recently completed study. Oral appliances including bite guards and splints are commonly...

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