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Fibromyalgia: recognizing and treating an elusive syndrome.
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PMID:  20086803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The noninflammatory, diffuse pain syndrome recognized as fibromyalgia primarily affects women between puberty and menopause. Symptoms, in addition to musculoskeletal pain and tender points, can include fatigue, nonrestorative sleep, and depression. A precipitating event such as abrupt cessation of exercise, physical injury, or prior debilitating illness can often be identified. Aerobic exercise is usually protective, but sporadic training patterns or other precipitants can place even well-trained athletes at risk. Patients need to know that they can alter the course of this syndrome. Treatment should include attempts to reverse the precipitating event, plus education, aerobic exercise, correction of any sleep disturbance, analgesia, and physical therapy.
R B Gremillion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-65     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA.
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