Fibromyalgia Treatment London
In our Fibromyalgia treatment London clinic, we are interested in the whole patient and their underlying issues, not just their symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is characterised by long-term widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms may include feeling very tired, sleep problems and poor memory.
Some people also report restless legs syndrome, gut or bladder problems, numbness and tingling and sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other types of pain are also often present.
It is estimated to affect 2–8% of the population. Females are affected about twice as often as males. Fibromyalgia was first defined in 1990 with updated criteria in 2011. The term “fibromyalgia” is from Latin, fibro-, meaning “fibrous tissues”, Greek μυώ myo-, “muscle”, and Greek άλγος algos, “pain”; thus the term literally means “muscle and connective tissue pain”.
The cause of fibromyalgia is not understood by orthodox medicine but believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Fibromyalgia treatment recommendations by orthodox medicine often include getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. Cognitive behavioural therapy is also thought to be helpful. Pharmaceutical medication is usually for the pain.
At Harley Street IBS & Autoimmune Clinic we diagnose the underlying issues that are driving the condition – and there are usually several, all of which can be addressed. Each patient is treated as an individual. We do not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach. In our Fibromyalgia treatment London clinic, functional medicine tests are carried out and a treatment plan is formulated based on the test results. We have had many patients, whose Fibromyalgia simply disappeared.
If you would like this natural approach to Fibromyalgia treatmentContact Deborah’s Medical Secretary for an appointment