Aug 15, 2017 by Anonymous
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes all-over chronic body pain, stiffness, and tenderness in the joints, muscles, and bones. Although it is more common among women, it can occur in men, persisting throughout life as age increases. In addition to overall chronic pain, fibromyalgia can cause other issues among seniors such as insomnia, fatigue, and emotional or mental distress. Although the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, there are many ways your aging loved ones can treat and manage it.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
There are multiple treatments your aging loved ones can try to help reduce the risk of the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia. Treating the symptoms and pain caused by fibromyalgia should be treated by a doctor or a health care professional who is professionally trained in this ailment.
Always make sure your loved ones are checking with their doctor before adding any over the counter medications or starting a new exercise program.
Risk Factors of Fibromyalgia
As with most ailments, there are some risk factors associated with fibromyalgia. Although it can affect anyone, it is more likely to occur in seniors. Some factors that are typically associated with the onset of fibromyalgia include:
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At Comfort Keepers® in Orange, we understand that you cannot be there for your aging loved ones at all times—that’s where we come in. Our compassionate, professional, in-home caregivers, called Comfort Keepers®, can assist your loved ones in their daily struggles with the symptoms that fibromyalgia can bring. From light housekeeping, to transportation, or even meal preparation, our Comfort Keepers are there to help your aging loved ones maintain healthy, safe, and independent lives.
For more information regarding our in-home care services and how our caregivers can help your loved ones manage their daily activities with fibromyalgia, click here, or contact us at (714) 450-6494.