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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Over the last decade, much effort has been put into exploring the relationship and causality between multiple chronic diagnoses in adults, especially female adults. This research often includes endometriosis and many studies have shown increased prevalence of fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines in patients with endometriosis compared to their counterparts without endometriosis (1). These studies have all been conducted in adult populations with a mean age usually in the 30-40  year range.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
(FMS) are disorders of pain regulation with central sensitization. Several tender trigger points define FMS, but now a composite of pain for>3 months affecting four of five specified body areas, and a raised widespread pain index and symptom severity scale score for – fatigue, waking unrefreshed and cognitive symptoms is used. Other symptoms commonly reported include depression, anxiety, headache, migraine, diffuse abdominal pain with changes of bowel habit (irritable bowel syndrome) and urinary frequency.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome Source Type: research
Women disproportionately suffer from chronic pain conditions including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, migraine, and temporomandibular joint pain, many of which are comorbid with anxiety or depression disorders.7,9,11,29,37,110 During the past decades, efforts have been made to explore the mechanisms underlying sex differences in stress-induced anxiety and depression (for review, see Bangasser and Valentino8 and McEwen et al72). However, less is known about mechanisms underlying sex differences in stress-induced chronic pain conditions.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) in females is often attributed to the bladder (interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome), while UCPPS in males is often attributed to the prostate (chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome). However, there is increasing awareness that bladder pain plays a role in both males and females and the degree of overlap of clinical characteristics in males and females with UCPPS is not well known. Our objective was to compare clinical phenotypes of females and males with UCPPS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of prospectiv...
Source: Canadian Urological Association Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Can Urol Assoc J Source Type: research
There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Is it safe? Should it be legal? Decriminalized? Has its effectiveness been proven? What conditions is it useful for? Is it addictive? How do we keep it out of the hands of teenagers? Is it really the “wonder drug” that people claim it is? Is medical marijuana just a ploy to legalize marijuana in general? These are just a few of the excellent questions around this subject, questions that I am going to studiously avoid so we can focus on two specific areas: why do...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Homœopathic Links 2017; 30: 245-249 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608614Fibromyalgia is one of the most common genetically inherited chronic affective spectrum disorders (ASD). Other ASD disorders are psychiatric and medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, cataplexy—attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bulimia nervosa, dysthymic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and social phobia. Apart from genetic factors, neuroendo...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research
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
Medical interventions alone have been largely unsuccessful in treating and curing disorders characterized by chronic pain like central sensitivity syndromes (CSS; e.g., fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, temporomandibular disorders, irritable bowel syndrome). In this article, we discuss how a biopsychosocial perspective adds to understanding people's experiences with chronic pain. A biopsychosocial perspective examines how biological, psychological, social, and contextual factors work independently and jointly to influence the experience, maintenance, and exacerbation of CSS and their symptoms. We highlight several key psycho...
Source: Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research
This study comprised 9191 subjects with endometriosis, and 27 573 subjects randomly selected as controls. We individually followed‐up each subject (n = 36 764) for a 3‐year period to identify subjects subsequently diagnosed with BPS/IC. A Cox proportional hazards regression model was employed to estimate the risk of subsequent BPS/IC following a diagnosis of endometriosis. ResultsIncidences of BPS/IC during the 3‐year follow‐up period was 0.2% and 0.05% for subjects with and without endometriosis, respectively. The hazard ratio for developing BPS/IC over a 3‐year period for subjects wi...
Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL CLINICAL ARTICLE 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
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