What is fibromyalgia, a disease that attacked Lady Gaga, to Sinead O’connor and Morgan Freeman –

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May 12 marks the World Day of Fibromyalgia, the strange evil that have more than two million people in Argentina.

“Fibromyalgia is not curable. But it is manageable”said ever the irish Sinead O’connor. For two years the disease took away from the years. When he returned, he shared his experience. “I have a high pain threshold, so that helps, it is the part of the fatigue with which I have difficulty. However, if you know your patterns and limits, you can work and plan everything around you. It gets worse, obviously, by stress, by which you must try to maintain life in silence and in peace,” he told the singer, after learning to live with this disease.

Lady Gaga, who also suffers from this evil, took advantage of his fame, on more than one occasion, to return to put the issue in debate. In fact, he spoke of him on more than one occasion, he even made mention of the topic in the documentary about his life on Netflix in 2017. “The disease that I suffer and that I talk about in my documentary is fibromyalgia,” said the singer and added: “I want to help raise awareness about this disease and to connect with the people who are suffering”.

Also Morgan Freeman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Their stíntomas appeared after a car accident and the doctors were slow in giving with the corresponding diagnosis, although when you know the actor was able to resume some of its activities favorite, for example playing golf, one of his passions.

Five warning signs of fibromyalgia

According to specialists of the German Hospital, “fibromyalgia belongs to a group of disorders of chronic widespread pain that affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons without being able to identify abnormalities visible on these sites”.

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The diagnosis must be done by a professional who will assess the symptoms, but some of the most common signs are:

  • pain deep muscle,
  • fatigue, especially upon awakening;
  • traits of depression and anxiety,
  • headaches,
  • tingling in arms and legs,
  • problems of attention.

According to the World Health Organization, is an autoimmune disease, and chronic causing physical disorders affecting the life of patients. According to reports from this organization, it is estimated that between 2 and 6% of the population suffers from the disease that it affects primarily women between 30 and 50 years. Statistics indicate that many patients do not have an accurate diagnosis of the disease, which is not obtained with studies complex but with the analysis of a qualified professional.

In Argentina a few two million people suffer from fibromyalgia and this 12 of may-in the framework of the world day of awareness of the disease – will illuminate in a special way two monuments of the city of Buenos Aires: Floralis Generic, the side of the Faculty of Law of the university of buenos AIRES, in Recoleta; and the Woman’s Bridge in Puerto Madero.