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A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia?

A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia?

(ĐTĐ) – A new blood test may predict fibromyalgia, a condition that can be hard to diagnose. Research about the new test was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego.   EpicGenetics of Santa Monica, Calif., developed the test, called the FM/a test, says Bruce Gillis, MD, MPH. Gillis is the company’s CEO and an assistant professor of medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. “It is…

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Fibromyalgia Tender Points

Fibromyalgia Tender Points

(ĐTĐ) – Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common disorder characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. The term fibromyalgia comes from the Latin word for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek terms for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).   What are tender points? Tender points are pain points or localized areas of tenderness around joints, but not the joints themselves. These tender points hurt when pressed with a finger. Tender points are often not deep areas…

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Drug Shows Promise for Lupus Skin Conditions

Drug Shows Promise for Lupus Skin Conditions

(ĐTĐ) – A drug related to thalidomide may be more potent and less toxic than thalidomide, which is often used to treat lupus skin conditions.   In a small study from Spain, lupus patients showed dramatic improvements in skin lesions while taking the drug, lenalidomide (Revlimid), and most relapsed soon after they stopped taking it. Thalidomide’s Infamous Past Thalidomide is best known as the drug that caused thousands of children to be born with missing limbs and other birth defects…

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

What Is Fibromyalgia?

(ĐTĐ) – Fibromyalgia is the most common arthritis-related illness after osteoarthritis. Still, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition. Its characteristics include widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can lead to depression and social isolation.   In this overview of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), we’ll explain the symptoms. We’ll talk about diagnosis and treatment. We’ll also explain the impact fibromyalgia has on lives. The impact comes from the tremendous physical…

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Gout – Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

Gout – Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

DEFINITION Gout is a term used to refer to a group of disease states caused by tissue deposition of monosodium urate due to prolonged hyperuricemia. Clinical manifestations of gout include acute and chronic arthritis, soft tissue inflammation, tophus formation, gouty nephropathy, and nephrolithiasis. Untreated hyperuricemia in patients with gout may lead to chronic destructive deforming arthritis ETIOLOGY Gout is induced by inflammation from mono- sodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition. The primary risk factor for MSU deposition is hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia and…

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What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

(ĐTĐ) – Pain in the lower back/legs is thought to be caused by a dysfunction in the sacroiliac, or SI, joint. Leg pain can be very difficult and could feel like sciatica or pain from a herniation of a lumbar disc.   Your sacroiliac joint is next to the bottom of the spine- just below your lumbar spine and above the coccyx, or tailbone. It connects your sacrum, which is the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, with…

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Shoot the shooting pain of fibromyalgia

Shoot the shooting pain of fibromyalgia

(ĐTĐ) – The aggravating pain in the back, head or muscle can be fibromyalgia. People who have gone through this excruciating pain know the horrible experience that they had to undergo every day. The thought of remembering that state sends shiver down their spine. We do not want you to have Goosebumps again! The time has come to shoot the agonizing feeling with the best treatment available.   Let us throw some light on this ailment If you are experiencing…

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What Triggers Fibromyalgia?

What Triggers Fibromyalgia?

(ĐTĐ) – Before we can talk about the triggers for fibromyalgia, you must first know what exactly it is. Fibromyalgia is actually the second most common musculoskeletal condition, surpassed only by osteoarthritis. However, it is quite often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The characteristics of fibromyalgia include widespread joint and muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Due to these symptoms, it can ultimately lead to depression/anxiety and even social isolation.   Who is More Likely to Get Fibromyalgia? You may not realize…

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Bicep Tendon Injury

Bicep Tendon Injury

(ĐTĐ) – Spending time at the gym to strengthen and define your biceps is great – it’s an important muscle area. But like any other muscle, it is possible to strain it, and tendon injuries are among the most common.   There are three tendons — tough connective tissues that attach muscle to bone — around the biceps. One tendon connects the muscle to the bone at the elbow, and two more connect it to the bones of the shoulder….

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A Look at Fibromyalgia

A Look at Fibromyalgia

(ĐTĐ) – Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting around 6% of the population in the US. It affects both men and women, although almost 90% of those suffering are women. The condition causes chronic pain to develop across the body, but doctors are still unsure why. For this reason, Fibromyalgia is categorized as an idiopathic condition. How do you know if you have this debilitating condition? What are the signs of Fibromyalgia?   Individuals who are suffering with Fibromyalgia oftentimes deal…

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