written by ANGEL CHANG
Doctors and experts have done extensive research on rheumatic diseases for many years.
Characterized as conditions that affect the joints and muscles, they can stem from many reasons, including failures in the immune system.
But unlike arthritis and other more commonly combatted rheumatic conditions, there is one chronic condition that has had little time in the spotlight: fibromyalgia.
Affecting roughly 4 percent of the American population (80 percent of whom are women), fibromyalgia most often is a danger to those between the ages of 35 and 55, according to MedicineNet.
In an exclusive guide below, we’ll take a close look at this condition, and its symptoms, lifestyle implications, and alternative treatment methods.
Because doctors are still not entirely sure about the causes of fibromyalgia, there are few products out there that target its treatment. Nevertheless, doctors recommend a few simple ways to treat pain relief.