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Clinical Trial Confirms Swimming as Pain Soothing Exercise for Fibromyalgia
“Physical exercise is an essential component of any treatment for fibromyalgia, and plenty of studies have demonstrated that low-impact aerobic exercise offers the most benefits," said Jamil Natour, MD, PhD.
Observed improvements were not statistically significant above placebo, and there remains no approved medication for adolescent sufferers of fibromyalgia.
In an extensive review of previous studies and trials, the European League Against Rheumatism has assigned recommendations for and against various pharmacological and non-pharmacological fibromyalgia treatments.
You may have seen reports on the “treatment” on TV or heard that some of Beverley Hills’ richest citizens are raving about it, but whole body cryotherapy (WBC) doesn’t yet have the data to back up the many health benefits claimed by its boosters.
What happens when someone with psoriatic arthritis also has fibromyalgia? Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel were determined to find out.
The Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) can help physicians make the determination, but just how reliable is it?
Pain medications can often cause side effects such as dizziness and sleepiness; but little do pregnant women know that they could be at risk for birth defects when taking pregabalin.
Men diagnosed with multiple sclerosis often have higher blood pressure than women, in addition to higher levels of diabetes, epilepsy, depression, and anxiety.
People with fibromyalgia may try different pharmacologic approaches, but which one is really the most effective?

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