Primary and Secondary Fibromyalgia Share Same Symptom Burden, Study Suggests

Primary and Secondary Fibromyalgia Share Same Symptom Burden, Study Suggests
Primary and secondary fibromyalgia share the same symptom burden, according to the polysymptomatic distress (PSD) scale, a tool that measures fibromyalgia symptom severity, a study reports. The study, "Primary and Secondary Fibromyalgia Are The Same: The Universality of Polysymptomatic Distress," was published in The Journal of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and memory and mood issues. Chronic pain, one of the hallmarks of the condition, is caused by alterations in the brain and the central nervous system, which causes the body to overreact to pain and other external stimuli, such as noise, smell, and bright lights. Fibromyalgia can be considered either primary, or dominant, also known as idiopathic fibromyalgia, or secondary. In the primary form, the causes of the disorder are unknown, but in secondary fibromyalgia, the disorder usually occurs alongside other debilitating medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, and multiple sclerosis. The PSD scale is a tool developed to measure symptom severity and aid in fibromyalgia diagnosis. It assigns five different severity categories (none, mild, moderate, severe, and very severe) to measure symptoms. Previous studies already demonstrated that the PSD
Subscribe or to access all post and page content.

One comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *