Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are two diseases known under different names: fibrositis, neurasthenia, diffuse polyalgic syndrome …
Today, more than 12 million Europeans, including 1.4 million in France, are suffering from fibromyalgia, not to mention the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Women are more often affected and represent 9 out of 10 cases. But children can also have this disease. In the United States, for example, 5 to 8% of pediatric hospitalizations correspond to this condition, especially girls aged 13 to 15 years.
Neglected for a long time, these diseases are now officially recognized by major international administrations.
Fibromyalgia covers many different symptoms that sometimes intersect with other symptoms of already known diseases such as spasmophilia, myasthenia, depression, post-traumatic stress, rheumatism …
The two main symptoms are pain (in particular areas of the body) and fatigue. The other signs: intestinal disorders, insomnia, depression and anxiety, and people with fibromyalgia are often relegated to the rank of psychic patients. Conventional medicine is very poor against these diseases. It mainly offers pain killers, physiotherapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy.
This book reviews all current knowledge about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It exposes the symptoms, causes and existing treatments including the latest discoveries. But above all, it describes in detail all the discoveries and therapies that have been tried all over France and around the world, which can concretely bring solutions or reliefs to sick people.
Release title : 12/02/2009