TITLE

Fibromyalgia

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Fibromyalgia, a form of rheumatism characterized by chronic and widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Other common symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbances, pain to pressure applied to areas called tender points, digestive problems, headaches, and facial pain. Fibromyalgia is not life-threatening and it does not cause tissue damage. There is no cure, but the severity of symptoms can usually be reduced through a combination of drug therapy, exercise, and physical therapy.
ACCESSION #
37309390

 

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