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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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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
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Fibromyalgia is a chronic rheumatic disease producing widespread pain, associated to a major comorbidity -irritable bowel syndrome. Low FODMAPS diet (low fermentable oligo-di-mono-saccharides and polyols diet) has been effective in controlling irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Overweight is an aggravating factor for fibromyalgia. We studied effects of low fermentable oligo-di-mono-saccharides and polyols diets on fibromyalgia symptoms and weight status. METHODS: A longitudinal study was performed on 38 fibromyalgia patients using a four-week, repeated assessment as follow: M1 = first a...
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Nutr Hosp Source Type: research
This article reviews the acute neural transmission of pain, pruritus, and nausea symptoms, which can begin in the periphery and/or viscera. The subsequent multiple pathways in the central nervous system that become involved in the processing of these symptoms are also discussed. The authors describe human brain imaging studies that have revealed consistent cortical and subcortical networks  activated by these symptoms, including sensory, limbic, and associative regions. In particular, the authors discuss information revealed by the studies regarding the primary somatosensory cortex, secondary somatosensory cortex, ant...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Neurologic Systems and Symptoms Neurology Pain Review central processing nausea pruritus Source Type: research
Sometime back in 2010, a good friend of mine from college who had since become a pediatrician posted a complaint on Facebook about “made up” health conditions. “Fibromyalgia, I’m looking at you,” she wrote. At this time, pain was more of an occasional visitor in my body rather than the permanent tenant it has since become. Still, I was offended on behalf of those patients with the disease. Fast forward to today and my life is all about pacing. This is because everything I do — cook, sleep, work, walk — takes time. This gradual approach to every aspect of my life is not about enligh...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Managing your health care Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Stress-induced pain is a recognized but misunderstood phenomenon. In humans, exposure to chronic stress reduces the pain threshold resulting in an increase in hypersensitivity. In this sense, stress is known to exacerbate the etiology of various pathologies such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the mechanisms by which they are related are unknown. Previous studies have suggested the participation of the high mobility group B 1 (HMGB1) protein in inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
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