Fibromyalgia is a complex and often misunderstood condition. This syndrome affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. alone and roughly 3-6% of the global population, with a higher prevalence in women. Characterized by chronic pain, exhaustion, and sometimes inflammation, fibromyalgia can be incredibly debilitating, disrupting daily life and overall wellbeing.

The dominant feature of fibromyalgia is pain which manifests in various forms ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache or even a throbbing sensation. Such pain, frequently unexplained, can be so severe that it hinders the daily activities, diminishing a person's quality of life significantly.

Fibromyalgia, characterized by an inexplicable, persistent pain, and extreme fatigue, can adversely affect an individual's ability to lead a normal, productive day. The exact causes remain elusive, but there are well-documented associated factors and symptoms that can provide insight into this syndrome.

Many symptoms can occur including:

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Pain throughout the body/Muscle pain

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Chronic Fatigue

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Widespread Pain Signals in the Nervous System

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Achiness

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Ligament and tendon pain

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Tender points all over the body

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Heaviness in the body

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Stiffness

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Difficulty sleeping due to pain

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Anxiety

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Depression

The precise causes of Fibromyalgia remain largely undefined, with researchers speculating a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors at play. Potential triggers might include:

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Stress

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Hormones

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Inflammation

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Viral infections

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Overgrowth of candida

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Leaky gut

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Bacterial infections

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Parasites

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Autoimmune diseases

If you are looking for the true source of your symptoms through integrative and functional medicine, and are interested in Fibromyalgia treatment options, then make an appointment with Jennifer Baer for an evaluation.

Patients that suffer from fibromyalgia or other unexplained chronic pain can find the treatment that is right for them at Horizons of Health. We are proud to take care of those across the Capital District area, NY, and the surrounding areas.

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About Horizons of Health

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Jennifer Baer, Nurse Practitioner and her team at Horizons of Health combine an integrative, functional medicine approach.

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