Of each 10 patients with fibromialgia, 9 are women. The reason is not known because this happens. It does not seem to have a relation with hormones, therefore the fibromialgia in such a way affects the women before how much after the menopause. The age of appearance of the fibromialgia is generally between 30 and 60 years. However, cases in older people, children and adolescents exist.
Cure for the fibromilagia does not exist, however, with the current treatment the person is possible to try to be without pain or with pain to a very low level. The other symptoms as the fatigue, the alteration of sleep and the depression also can be treated adequately. More than what in other problems, the treatment of the fibromialgia depends very on the patient. The doctor must act more as a guide of what only a person who supplies remedies. It is very important that the person with fibromialgia understands that the regular physical activity will have that to be kept for the remaining portion of the life, for the risk of the fibromialgia to come back if this activity will be interrupted. In some cases physical activity if becomes only therapeutical the necessary one. The physical activity presents an analgesic effect; for stimulating the release of endorfinas, it functions as antidepressant; provides a sensation of global well-being and self-control. The treatment can be farmacolgico (tricclicos antidepressants, selective Chokes of recaptao of Serotonina and Benzodiazepnicos) or not farmacolgico (physical exercises, acupuntura, psychological support) or both.
The treatment has as objective the relief of pain, the improvement of the quality of sleep, the maintenance or reestablishment of the emotional balance, the improvement of the physical conditioning and the fatigue and the specific treatment of clutters associates. The doctor is the only one that he can affirm, with certainty, if what it is causing as much pain for its body is this syndrome. But to arrive at this conclusion it guide in the answers of questions as the ones that appear in the test to follow, elaborated by the reumatologista Evelyn Goldenberg, author of the book the Heart feels, the Body aches (Ed. Atheneu). Test: REFERENCES 1.PROVENZA, JR et al. Project Lines of direction. Brazilian society of reumatologia. Fibromialgia, 2004. Available in: . 2.PAIVA, Eduardo S. UFPR Federal University of the Paran. Fibromialgia. Questions and answers. So Paulo. Available in: 3.Fibromyalgia Network tratament & Research News. What Fibromyalgia Feels Like. Available in: