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Were you looking for information about Fibromyalgia? Fibromylagia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects as many as 1 in every 50 people, is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek terms for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).
While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, many researchers currently believe that it centers around possible problems with how the central nervous system processes pain. Some researchers speculate that a person's genes may be involved. However, this gene (or genes) -- if it, in fact, exists -- has not been identified. Other researchers are studying the impact of certain chemicals or blood flow problems in the brain.
The condition can be hard to treat. Since not everyone responds to every treatment in the same way, your healthcare provider may recommend one or several treatment options. These options include medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative treatments, to name a few.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this topic, click Fibromyalgia. This article offers a more in-depth look at this condition, including statistics on how many people it affects. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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