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What you need to know about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a mysterious disorder, the underlying causes of which are not very clearly understood. Unfortunately, it is quite common, especially among women aged 20 to 50. Individuals affected by the disease experience long-term, widespread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues.The condition has been extensively studied by experts across the globe for decades - many theories have been formulated, only to be refuted years later. Diagnosis is a result of exclusion, rather than defining pathophysiological characteristics.Several hypotheses exist that link fibromyalgia to three underlying conditions:• Oxidative stress is the stress placed on the body from exposure to radiation and other substances that cause the formation of free radicals. Oxidative stress may be reduced by increasing your antioxidant status. Free radical scavengers may be squelched with adequate intake and supplementation of vitamins A, D and E, as well glutathione and co-enzy...

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