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Lady Gaga chronic illness: What is singer’s fibromyalgia condition?

LADY Gaga this week revealed she suffers from fibromyalgia - a condition with symptoms that include pain, fatigue and irritable bowel syndrome.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusion Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis patients, especially females, are more likely to have non-bladder co-morbidities, especially tension/migraine headache and localized myofascial pain. Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis Patients with co-morbid irritable bowel syndrome are younger and more likely to have abnormal urodynamic findings.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Clauw DJ, Hassett AL Abstract The mechanisms underlying chronic pain states, including osteoarthritis, differ from those underlying acute pain. In chronic pain states, central nervous system (CNS) factors often play a particularly prominent role. In many individuals with chronic pain, pain can occur with minimal or no evidence of ongoing nociceptive input. Medical subspecialties have applied a wide-range of labels to these pain conditions including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and interstitial cystitis to name just a few. These same CNS processes can augment or magnify pain when there is ongoing ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Abstract: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a central sensitization syndrome; however, peripheral pain sources potentially exacerbate its symptoms of chronic diffuse musculoskeletal pain and hyperalgesia. This prospective study evaluated visceral pain as a possible triggering factor for FMS pain and hyperalgesia in comorbid patients. Women with (1) FMS + irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); (2) FMS + primary dysmenorrhea (Dys); (3) FMS + Dys secondary to endometriosis (Endo); (4) FMS + colon diverticulosis (Div) were compared with FMS-only women, for fibromyalgia pain (number and intensity of episodes and analgesic consumption) ov...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Approximately 100 million American adults experience chronic pain.35 Individuals' weight and gender place them at differential risk for chronic pain. Women report more pain than men20 and are more likely to develop pain conditions including fibromyalgia, migraine, or chronic tension-type headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular pain, and interstitial cystitis.2,20,43 In laboratory studies, women consistently show lower pain thresholds and tolerance than men.2 These findings are notable because of evidence from clinical settings that, compared with men, women are morelikely to have their pain undertreated, dis...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
Authors: Cichowski SB, Rogers RG, Clark EA, Murata E, Murata A, Murata G Abstract INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the impact of MST on chronic pain conditions among female Veterans. The primary objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of chronic pain conditions among U.S. female veterans with a history of military sexual trauma (MST) to those without a history of MST. We anticipated that female Veterans with a history of MST would have higher associations with chronic pain conditions than the female Veterans without a history of MST. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a large-scale, retrospective ...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Preliminary evidence suggests that Web-based MBIs may be helpful in alleviating symptom burden that those with physical health conditions can experience, particularly when interventions are tailored for specific symptoms. There was no evidence of differences between synchronous versus asynchronous or facilitated versus self-directed Web-based MBIs. Future investigations of Web-based MBIs should evaluate the effects of program adherence, effects on mindfulness levels, and whether synchronous or asynchronous, or facilitated or self-directed interventions elicit greater improvements.
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis energy Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Inflammation joint pain low-carb Source Type: blogs
This article describes the medico-legal situation of FMS patients around the world, particularly issues related to the recognition of the disease by health institutions and the provision of disability benefits. We also discuss the current means of assessing disabilities in the medico-legal context, and their possible future improvements. PMID: 28681709 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
This post has been on my mind for a while now. I live with fibromyalgia (FM) and want to share some of the everyday hassles I face. This isn’t a “oh woe is me” kind of post, it’s more of a “if you’re a clinician working with someone who has fibromyalgia, these are some things to ponder”. Diagnosis I worked in chronic pain management for almost 20 years before I recognised that the pains I’d been experiencing most of my adult life actually added up to “…a syndrome of diffuse body pain with associations of fatigue, sleep disturbance, cognitive changes, mood disturb...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Health Pain conditions Professional topics Research Resilience/Health biopsychosocial fibromyalgia pain management Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Herbal medicine utilisation among patients admitted to integrative inpatient care is common. While predictors of herbal medicine use appear to be in line with previous findings, there is a need for more in-depth examination of patients’ motivations for the use of herbal medicine to further the understanding of their health behaviours and needs.
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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