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Fibromyalgia presentation

  1. 1. Fibromyalgia<br />Eli Green<br />PED 488 Program Design for Healthy and Special Populations<br />
  2. 2. What is Fibromyalgia?<br />Fibromyalgia is an illness which is characterized by widespread pain throughout the body. <br />Affects 2-4% of population.<br />Women to men 9:1.<br />Obesity increases risk of fibromyalgia.<br />
  3. 3. Signs and Symptoms<br />Fatigue<br />Joint stiffness<br />Chronic muscle pain<br />Bowel and bladder problems<br />Muscle Spasms<br />Weakness<br />Depression<br />Anxiety<br />Shortened attention span<br />Headaches<br />
  4. 4. Causes<br />Heredity<br />Injuries<br />Accidents<br />Infection<br />Autoimmune disorders<br />Psychological Emotional Stress<br />
  5. 5. Medications<br />Lyrica<br />Seizure medication<br />Cymbalta<br />Antidepressant<br />Flexeril<br />Wellbutrin<br />Ultram<br />Xyrem<br />Narcolepsy<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of Exercise<br />Maintain muscle strength and flexibility<br />Reduce pain<br />Increase endorphins which reduces anxiety<br />Increase endurance<br />Reducing fatigue<br />Decrease risk of high BP, HR, and cholesterol levels.<br />
  7. 7. Exercise Risks<br />Exercise Induced pain<br />Overexertion<br />May cause distress in the body which could lead to more pain<br />Increased risk of <br />
  8. 8. References<br />www.webmd.com<br />www.fibrocenter.com<br />
  9. 9. Videos<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Q0VfPyxqo<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO6H9i8T--k<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV2wGTRNc9Q<br />

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