Does fibromyalgia cause other health problems?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
No one can say whether fibromyalgia causes other health problems. Scientists are still trying to understand what causes fibromyalgia and why it produces symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and insomnia. Until the nature of fibromyalgia is better understood, it isn't possible to say whether this condition triggers other health problems. However, it is true that people diagnosed with fibromyalgia often develop certain other medical conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome and restless leg syndrome. Why fibromyalgia is linked to these and other medical conditions is unknown.

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