Fibromyalgia syndrome is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. The tender points are often areas such as the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms and legs. People may feel pain and discomfort when a certain degree of pressure is put on these points. Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome consists mainly of medication to relieve the related symptoms, and physical therapy.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain syndrome, which means that the pain is present for longer than three months. In the case of FMS, the pain is experienced in the muscles all over the body and often there is an additional feeling of fatigue, depression and sleep disorder.
The exact causes of a fibromyalgia syndrome are unknown. However, the following may be some possible factors that can lead to fibromyalgia syndrome: 1) Gene: people with family history of fibromyalgia are more likely to acquire the syndrome. 2) Infection: infection can result in the damage of nervous system or certain tissues and then promote fibromyalgia. 3) Trauma: Either physical or emotional trauma can cause the gradual onset of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia may have certain tender points on the body, for example, the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms and legs. People may feel pain when pressure is put on these points. Additionally, other symptoms like sleep disturbances, headaches, difficulty in thinking and memorizing are also common. Women are affected far more often than men are, and the syndrome has its peak between age 30 and 60 years, and the symptoms last for at least 3 months.
Fibromyalgia syndrome cannot be completely cured. However, there are treatments to reduce the symptoms. The common medications include painkillers to relieve the pain, antidepressants to improve fatigue and anti-seizure drugs to control other related symptoms. Additionally, it is recommended that the sufferer have proper exercise and rest, which can also alleviate the symptoms. Acupuncture, application of heat and physiotherapy might also help.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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