Fibromyalgia is a condition that manifests in the form of pain all over the body that is not related to strenuous exercise or health issues that affect the joints, such as arthritis and is usually accompanied by fatigue and emotional distress.

The condition is quite common, affecting around 2% of the adult population in the US, but despite widespread research, medical scientists have not yet been able to reveal the exact causes of the affection. However, obesity, previously existing arthritis, viral infections, repetitive injuries to the joints and prolonged stress seem to be triggers that are found to be common in many fibromyalgia sufferers. Fibromyalgia can affect anyone, but the syndrome seems more common among middle-aged people and women seem to be at a greater risk of developing the illness than men.

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The treatment of fibromyalgia usually resorts to treating the symptoms through medication and lifestyle changes. The most efficient treatment options include the administration of medication to manage the pain, aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises, stress management practices including yoga and massage therapy. Some fibromyalgia Denver stem cell treatment specialists also recommend fibromyalgia sufferers to switch to a diet that is rich in fresh fruit and vegetables and in lean meat varieties, such as poultry and fish, but low in fat and processed carbohydrates.