Proprietary FM/a Fibromyalgia Blood Test Claims Quick, High Accuracy Results

Proprietary FM/a Fibromyalgia Blood Test Claims Quick, High Accuracy Results
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that may occur bodywide, or migrate over the body to a degree that it affects people physically, mentally, and socially. It is estimated that 2 to 8 percent, or as many as 20 million Americans, have fibromyalgia, with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men, but it can occur in people of all ages, including children. nfmcpalogoThe National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, notes that while a literal translation of the term fibromyalgia is "pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons," fibromyalgia symptoms are typically more than pain and present in a wide range of phemomena that vary from person to person. Patients with fibromyalgia typically display diffuse hyperalgesia (increased response to painful stimuli) or allodynia (heightened sensitivity to stimuli that are not normally painful). Other fibromyalgia symptoms can include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea or waking up unrefreshed), cognitive difficulties (memory problems or thinking clearly), and joint stiffness. Other common symptoms may include depression or anxiety, migraines, tension headaches, pelvic pain, irritable or overactive bladder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), TMJD (including tinnitus), and gastrointestinal reflux disease. In the past, such syndromes have been called fibro
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