Fibromyalgia And The Gallbladder
Fibromyalgia And The Correlation With The Gallbladder.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes pain in the entire body, in the joints, muscles and tendons. A person can develop Fibromyalgia because of a traumatic incident or it could be genetic. Their bodies are more susceptible to stress because parts of their brain that cause pain react differently. Other possible causes of Fibromyalgia can be physical injury, sleep disturbances or an infection. People who have Fibromyalgia can suffer from hypothyroidism, chronic neck or back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and can even suffer from psychological issues like depression and sleeping disorders. Pain is the major symptom of people who have Fibromyalgia. Testimonies of people with Fibromyalgia describe the pain as an intense searing pain or a deep burning pain.
The areas where they experience pain are called tender points and these include the back of the neck and shoulders, the lower back and chest, and even the hips, elbows and knees. The pain might feel like is coming from inside the joints and that it may be causing some damage, but they are not. Some of the mayor secondary symptoms may be Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), memory problems, migraines, and numbness of the extremities. There are many myths regarding Fibromyalgia and its symptoms. One of those myths is that because you have Fibromyalgia you are prone to have problems with your gallbladder. Remember that people who suffer from Fibromyalgia have constant pain that can either improve during the day or can last all day long.
Sometimes patients have extreme pain in the gallbladder area and that can be confused with symptoms of Gallbladder disease. Gallbladder disease develops when there is inflammation or some type of obstruction on the gallbladder. Some of the symptoms of Gallbladder disease include pain under the rib cage on the right side where the gallbladder is located, and also pain between the shoulder blades. So, it's very common to confuse this disease with Fibromyalgia. The fact that there is no connection between Fibromyalgia and Gallbladder disease doesn't mean that a Fibromyalgia patient can't suffer from both. If a patient is experiencing symptoms of Gallbladder disease, they should get themselves checked out immediately by a physician.