Fibromyalgia is a condition is which the sufferer feels extreme and widespread pain in their musculoskeletal systems. The sufferers usually also experience fatigue and other problems with their memory, sleep, and mood. When a person suffers from this disorder, the brain activity is affected, causing the pain to feel more painful. The disorders can be caused by many factors, such as physical trauma, certain kinds of psychological stress, infection, and surgery. Fibromyalgia seems to be a disease that is not popularly known. The conditions and symptoms are sometimes similar with other kind of disease, except the fact that the pain is extreme and widespread. Many questions have been asked about this. And among those many questions asked about fibromyalgia, one of the most frequently asked is “can men have fibromyalgia?”
If you want the answer of the question “can men get fibromyalgia”, the answer will be yes, they can. Although in fact women are more often diagnosed with fibromyalgia then men, it is not impossible that men can get fibromyalgia too. It depends on what kinds of triggering factors that the men experience. If he has undergone a surgery that can cause widespread pain, it is possible that he will suffer from this disorder. So, it is better than men doesn’t take this disorder for granted. Anytime you feel any kind of pain, especially the widespread one, just go to doctor and get yourself examined.
Another question asked is “can you get fibromyalgia at any age?”. Actually, the risk factor of fibromyalgia does not depend on the age. If you are young but you have a family history of fibromyalgia, you will be more likely to suffer from this disease than elder people. Other kinds of disease like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus and other kinds of rheumatic disease, you will also be more likely to develop fibromyalgia than the elder who are free from the rheumatic disease. So, if you think you are young and free from this disorder, don’t be too proud. Get yourself examined if you feel any pain.