Transcranial Direct Stimulation Shows Promise in Managing Chronic Pain, Studies Show

ranscranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may help patients with chronic pain diseases such as fibromyalgia, according to results from clinical trials conducted by TCT Research. TCT Research’s tDCS is a noninvasive form of neurostimulation that delivers constant and low current to the area of interest in the brain via electrodes placed on the patient’s scalp. Although…

Researchers develop blood test to diagnose fibromyalgia

Researchers in the United States have potentially developed a fibromyalgia blood test to accurately diagnose the disease.   An estimated 4 million adults in the United States have fibromyalgia, with women four-to-nine times more likely than men to be diagnosed. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. People with fibromyalgia may…

Researchers develop blood test to diagnose fibromyalgia

Researchers in the United States have potentially developed a fibromyalgia blood test to accurately diagnose the disease.   An estimated 4 million adults in the United States have fibromyalgia, with women four-to-nine times more likely than men to be diagnosed. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. People with fibromyalgia may…

Las personas con fibromialgia solo son entendidas por aquellos que tienen fibromialgia

Las personas con fibromialgia solo son entendidas por aquellos que tienen fibromialgia  Una amiga me dijo que escuchó un par de comentarios de su compañero de trabajo, sobre otro compañero de trabajo que se había desmayado por los efectos secundarios de un nuevo medicamento para tratar su fibromialgia (hipotensión post-ortostática o aturdimiento después de ponerse…

IS FIBROMYALGIA CAUSED BY AN INSUFFICIENCY OF THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?

IS FIBROMYALGIA CAUSED BY AN INSUFFICIENCY OF THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM? By Denise Spark Cannabis could be the only treatment necessary to alleviate the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia syndrome. What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)? That definition or diagnosis varies depending on the type of practitioner you ask and their belief of what this condition truly is. The…

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk A patient being screened for coronavirus at the University Hospital in Bordeaux, France, on Thursday.Credit…Caroline Blumberg/EPA, via  By Katie Hafn Amid the uncertainty swirling around…

Fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga’s disease: the national register is underway

  Lady Gagashadow Almost six million Italians suffer from a rheumatic illness (one in three after the age of 65). Among these, two million, especially women aged between 25 and 45, are affected by fibromyalgia. A little known disease, until not long ago when a star of the likes of Lady Gaga confessed to being a patient , and…

What’s Wrong with Me?

What’s Wrong with Me? I had an autoimmune disease. Then the disease had me. By Meghan O’Rourke Online, I found a welcoming sick ward of fellow-sufferers, and I started to live there. Illustration by Anna and Elena Balbusso Illness narratives usually have startling beginnings—the fall at the supermarket, the lump discovered in the abdomen, the doctor’s call….

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