Exercise, Good Sleep, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best Practices for Fibromyalgia Management, Study Suggests

Exercise, Good Sleep, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best Practices for Fibromyalgia Management, Study Suggests
Nonpharmacological approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, adequate sleep, and regular exercise, remain the most effective for the long-term management of fibromyalgia (FM), according to a recent review study. The report, “Fibromyalgia in Primary Care,” published in the journal Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice provides an overview of management challenges, up-to-date diagnosis criteria and current treatment options available to the primary care provider. While the cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, and a cure has yet to be found, adequate management can provide patients with a satisfactory quality of life. With proper diagnosis and initial education, most fibromyalgia patients can improve their well-being and use healthcare services less. Optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach, which can combine education, nonpharmacological treatments, medication, and management of other conditions. Out of all the approaches, nonpharmacological management, including education, cognitive
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