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World Day of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue is celebrated with the reading of a manifesto by representatives of ASTOFIBROM (12/05/2015)

Municipal authorities participated in the events organized to mark the World Day of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, which is celebrated today, through the reading of a manifesto by which responses are requested to normalize these diseases and provide them with all the clinical excellence , science and technology they deserve, according to municipal sources in a statement.

ASTOFIBROM two representatives were in charge of reading the Manifesto Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome occasion of the World Day dedicated to raising awareness about this disease, in a ceremony that took place in the Plaza of the Constitution.

Through the manifesto, they have requested comprehensive policies for health care and social coverage, regardless of territorial, economic and political criteria, under the maxim that health is not negotiable and that there are no categories of patients or diseases.

Also, as each year the World Day of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is commemorated, they wanted their voices to explain the depth of his pain and fatigue and the personal, family, social and labor that produce them these diseases .

The World Day of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an event established in 1993 with the primary objective to inform and sensitize the public about these disorders and the needs of those affected and their families.

Recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1992, fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome of unknown origin characterized by the presentation of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, leading to a significant decrease in quality of life of those affected.

In addition, fibromyalgia, which affects mainly jovenel lapoblación onset of symptoms usually occurs between 20 and 40 years of age may also present with other symptoms, if intense lafatiga, the delsueño alterations, laansiedady ladepresión, morning stiffness or lascefaleas.

The timing of this World Day, May 12, commemorates the birth date in 1820, deFlorence Nightingale, considered a pioneer of modern nursing.

More common in women

In our country, fibromyalgia affects 2-3% of the population, especially women, in which the prevalence could rise to 3-6%.

In fact, fibromyalgia is the second cause of consultation in deReumatología services.

But as noted by the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), "it is increasingly common for people with fibromyalgia arising boxes to the services of Neurology, and that is a disease that usually carry the disease associated migraine or other headaches at least 80% of cases.

Not forgetting sleep disorders suffered by 93% of those affected or memory problems (89%), as is believed to be caused by functional changes in the central nervous system of patients. "

To mark this anniversary, lasasociaciones of patients of our country actividadespara desarrollaránnumerosas inform and raise awareness about this disease.

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