Fibromyalgia causes debilitating pain and fatigue. The illness affects 5 million American adults aged 18 years or older. While anyone can exhibit the disease regardless of age or gender, it affects women disproportionately.
According to WomensHealth.gov, 80 to 90 percent of the people suffering from the disease are women. The disease presents with intense aches and pains throughout the body, however certain “tender” points correspond to increased pain when applying pressure to them.
In addition to pain pressure sensitive tender points in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs and hips, other symptoms may manifest: Continue reading “Women And Fibromyalgia”