Chronic Conditions Bergen NJ
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are common chronic pain disorders of unknown etiology. You may go through nasty phases or relapses followed by better periods where symptoms are in remission. There is no single test to confirm an accurate diagnosis and the symptoms of both can mimic many other health problems. In fact, your doctor must rule out other illnesses before diagnosing either chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. So, it is easy to understand how frustrating these conditions can be for patients and healthcare professionals alike. Whenever evaluations are done to search for the cause of chronic pain but none is found, practitioners tend to assign a diagnostic label without an underlying mechanistic cause.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
- Generalized Body Pain
- Numbness & Tingling
- Memory Problems
- Problems Concentrating
- Sleep Disturbances
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Tenderness to Touch
- Mood Disorders
- Light & Temperature Sensitivity
- Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects 2 percent to 5 percent of the people living in the United States. The condition is more commonly seen in women, ages 25 to 60, than in men.
The most prominent symptom of chronic fatigue is an unexplained feeling of fatigue that does not improve with rest. Although there is no one diagnostic procedure to prove that chronic fatigue syndrome exists, experts do believe the pain and dysfunction involve a faulty immune system and a nervous system that does not support effective energy metabolism. To receive a diagnosis of CFS, the condition must have existed for at least six months. Nonetheless, for many sufferers, symptoms persist for years. Although there is no known treatment, the doctors at MedWell will conduct a thorough assessment of your physical condition to develop an effective strategy for improving your health and wellness.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Impaired Concentration
- Sore Throat
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Muscle Pain
- Joint Pain (no redness or swelling)
- New Type of Headache
- Non-Restful Sleep
- Feel Sick after Exercise
An estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, but most of them have not been diagnosed. Chronic fatigue syndrome can occur at any age, but it most commonly affects people in their 40s and 50s.
Whether you suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, you need to keep moving every day. However, it helps to learn how to pace yourself. In addition, patients challenged with managing autoimmunity must learn to maintain a healthy balance of rest, diet and exercise. To learn more about the connection between autoimmune disorders and fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, contact our office today to schedule a FREE consultation.