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What're the risk factors for fibromyalgia?

Gender: Although fibromyalgia may develop in men or women, statistics show that women are seven times more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. Nine out of 10 fibromyalgia patients are women, and an estimated 3.4% of American women have fibromyalgia. Women's symptoms also tend to be more severe than men's are. Women may be more prone to develop

fibromyalgia during menopause.

Age: People between the ages of 20 and 60 are at the highest risk of developing the onset of fibromyalgia, although it may occur at any age. The disorder usually occurs in people between 20 to 60 years of age, though it can occur at any time. Some studies have noted peaks around age 35; others note it is most common in middle-aged women. In one trial, fibromyalgia increased with age and had a prevalence of over 7% among people in their 60s and 70s.

Genetic factors: There is some indication that genetic factors may be involved in the development of fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that people with family members who have fibromyalgia are at a higher risk of developing it themselves. Offspring who developed fibromyalgia were no more likely to have psychological disorders than those who did not.

Specific lifestyle factors: People who have recently experienced a traumatic physical or emotional event (such as divorce, car accident, etc.) may be at a higher risk of developing fibromyalgia.

Psychiatric illness: While the majority of individuals with fibromyalgia report a history of psychiatric symptoms, many patients do not, and there is no clear evidence that psychiatric illness causes fibromyalgia.

More information on fibromyalgia syndrome

What is fibromyalgia syndrome? - Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic illness characterized by diffuse pain, fatigue, and a wide range of other symptoms.
What causes fibromyalgia? - The cause of fibromyalgia is currently unknown. Sleep disturbances are common in fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is an inherited disorder.
What're the risk factors for fibromyalgia? - Risk factors for fibromyalgia include gender, age, genetic factors, specific lifestyle factors, psychiatric illness.
What're the complications of fibromyalgia? - Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic problem. Fibromyalgia can be mild or disabling, and the emotional repercussions can be substantial.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? - Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread, diffuse pain, physical fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, genitourinary symptoms, dermatological disorders.
How is fibromyalgia diagnosed? - Diagnosis of fibromyalgia is difficult. The doctor may make a diagnosis by ruling out other conditions with similar symptoms.
What's the treatment for fibromyalgia? - There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Treatment for fibromyalgia involves conventional analgesics to reduce the effects of fatigue and pain.
What fibromyalgia diet is suggested? - Fibromyalgia patients should maintain a healthy diet low in animal fat and high in fiber, with plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.
What fibromyalgia exercise is suggested? - Low-impact aerobic exercises are effective treatments for fibromyalgia. Exercise regimens are most beneficial when performed on an every-other-day basis.
Fibromyalgia pain relief medications - Pain relief is of major concern for patients with fibromyalgia. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is often used for mild pibromyalgia pain relief.
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