oa South African Family Practice - Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice : part 16 : lifestyle and fibromyalgia
|Article Title||Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice : part 16 : lifestyle and fibromyalgia|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, 4 Vitality Wellness, 5 Vitality Wellness and 6 Vitality Wellness|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||511 - 515|
|Keyword(s)||Fibromyalgia, General practice and Healthy lifestyle|
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder, characterised by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, and the presence of multiple tender points as well as a host of associated symptomatology. Optimal management of patients with fibromyalgia requires a multidisciplinary approach, with a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions that are tailored to the patient's pain, dysfunction and associated features, including depression, sleep disorder and fatigue. Non-pharmacological lifestyle-based interventions to treat this disorder include exercise therapy, dietary modification, and psychosocial interventions. This review outlines these three forms of lifestyle intervention in patients with fibromyalgia.
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