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Prevalence Of Fibromyalgia Increases With Age, Linked To Poor Quality Of Life, Study Says

Sunday 29 January 2017


From Fibromyalgia News Today:



Prevalence of Fibromyalgia Increases with Age, Linked to Poor Quality of Life, Study Says

By Joana Fernandes, PhD
January 27, 2017
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The prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) may increase with age, according to results obtained in a study with Turkish patients. The study shows that elderly adults with fibromyalgia experience poor quality of life in terms of pain, sleep, social, and emotional functions.

The study, “Prevalence Of Fibromyalgia In Turkish Geriatric Population And Its Impact On Quality Of Life,” was published in the Turkish journal Agri Pain.

Most studies on fibromyalgia include young or middle-aged patients, mostly women, but little is known about the prevalence and impact of fibromyalgia amon the elderly.


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