Navigation Links
Fibromyalgia Increases Pain and Fatigue for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women with fibromyalgia (FM) experience significant pain, fatigue and psychological stress, symptoms that are often misdiagnosed// or under treated as a normal part of pregnancy.

According to a pilot study by Karen M. Schaefer, D.N.Sc., R.N., assistant professor of nursing at Temple University's College of Health Professions fibromyalgia is a chronic condition commonly found in women that causes pain in the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Many sufferers get so fatigued that they become weak, and the condition, at its worst, can lead to disability.

“Until now there was only anecdotal evidence suggesting that women with FM had a rougher time during pregnancy,” said Schaefer. “This data is the first step toward gathering hard evidence of FM effects on this group and will hopefully help us identify ways to reduce the impact of fibromyalgia during pregnancy.”

For this study, Schaefer recruited both pregnant women with and without FM through an Internet announcement on a fibromyalgia website. Study subjects were between the ages of 29-31, in their third trimester, with no history of stillbirth and free of chronic illnesses other than FM.

The women were then mailed a questionnaire about fatigue, depression, pain and ability to function. A demographic form was also used to assess the number of painful areas in the body as well as age, marital status, education, hours slept and use of medication.

Schaefer’s results revealed that the pregnant women with fibromyalgia had a hard time functioning, felt more stiff and tired and experienced pain in more body areas than women without FM.

“Most women with FM have trouble getting this condition properly diagnosed let alone knowing where to turn for help once their condition is identified. We need to start looking at how FM affects all areas of these women’s lives and come up with ways to provide as much comfort and support as possible,” said Schaefe
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Relief For Women Suffering From Fibromyalgia
2. Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Soothed By Acupuncture
3. Acupuncture to Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms
4. Acupuncture Links Positively With Fibromyalgia Cure
5. Pregabalin Proves Durable Pain Relief Option for Fibromyalgia
6. The Pain from Fibromyalgia Is Real, Researchers Say
7. Step Aerobics Increases good cholesterol
8. Gene Increases Cancer Risk
9. Obesity Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer
10. Psoriasis Increases Cancer Risk
11. Treatment For Prostate Cancer Found To Increases Fracture Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Fibromyalgia Increases Pain and Fatigue for Pregnant Women

(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of ... kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for ... games to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust ... kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ) and David Leadbetter ... to bestow a Juvent Sports Achievement award upon an ... The award commemorated and congratulated McKitrick for her record ... her first amateur tournament in 1979 and most recently ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, Dr. ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every type ... injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the team ... all those injuries with the best possible doctor. With ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Yesterday, Senator ... (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored by ... in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device and ... each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” award ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3
... of the first things people ask new parents is how ... especially South Asians, the question may be stressful. Many of ... they could be at higher risk of developmental issues. ... are in fact the correct birthweight for their ethnic group ...
... is one of three centers internationally approved to test ... the clinical benefit against recurrent malignant glioma, an aggressive ... is expected to enroll up to 60 patients at ... Led by Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, this experimental ...
... Landing from a jump can cause a non-contact anterior cruciate ... Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting demonstrates that the injury mechanism ... rather than a single factor as some have claimed. ... via a single plane motion -- the tibia moving forward ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Using brain scans, researchers were able to ... dementia and even predict the disorder before it happened, according ... be able to use brain scans to track the ... disorder currently has no cure, and its progression cannot be ...
... to antibiotics and can cause a myriad of problems ... life of an implant and greatly hinder replacement of ... amputation and even death. , Although only 2 percent ... surgery will suffer an infection, half of those infections ...
... , TUESDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D ... chronic kidney disease, a new study indicates. Treatment ... health but it has been suggested for other conditions, ... convincing data showing that vitamin D improves cardiovascular health, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Many babies born to immigrants are being labeled too small incorrectly 2Health News:'First-in-human' drug for malignant glioma available in experimental trial 2Health News:Conventional thought on ACL injury mechanism challenged 2Health News:Brain Scans May One Day Be Used to Predict Dementia 2Health News:Immunization for MRSA on the horizon 2Health News:Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... LONDON and BOSTON , January ... structure-guided drug discovery and development company, is delighted to announce ... has been awarded to Miles Congreve (Vice President ... co-founder) and Malcolm Weir (Chief Executive Officer and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22, 2015  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ... markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today ... ended December 31, 2014.  Global revenue for the ... $4.4 million, a new quarterly revenue record, as compared ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) ... member of the new Simple Plex platform through its ... represents the re-branding of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument ... is a transformative immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
Developed specifically for the 5000/5500 ultrasound consoles....
Super High Density, multi-frequency, phased array burr hole transducer. Excellent for taking biopsy samples and shunt placements....
This unique tiny transducer can be very helpful in tight situations like during a carotid endardarectomy procedure....
... Penetration Steered Linear Peripheral Vascular transducer, with ... MHz. It is our newest vascular ... 4 different settings to optimize imaging of ... color and Doppler sensitivity of this transducer ...
Medicine Products: