Diseases and Conditions

Causes and Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia is best known as a pain disorder. As with other conditions, it can influence people in different ways. Although many experts in the field believe that this disorder is the result of the brain being hypersensitive to painful stimuli.

Some of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic muscle pain and the experience of tenderness in areas of the body. Other common symptoms include fatigue and difficulties with concentration and memory. Researchers have not yet been able to find a specific cause of this disease, there are a variety of different factors that seem to be related with an increased chance of developing it. Continue reading to learn more about the different known risk factors. If any of them sound familiar to you, speak to your doctor and ask for their professional opinion on the matter.