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Red Tape Hobbles Traumatized Gaza Border Residents Hit With Fibromyalgia
Saturday 14 September 2019
Red tape hobbles traumatized Gaza border residents hit with fibromyalgia
As medical professionals link stress with the debilitating condition, more citizens within the Hamas missile range are diagnosed, but face a painful fight for treatment
Increasingly frequent clashes between Israel and terrorist groups based in the Gaza Strip have been taking their toll on residents of communities adjacent to the border, where the number of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia has increased exponentially over the past few years.
The disorder is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Data by the Health Ministry and Asaf, the Israeli fibromyalgia association, suggests that some 4% of Israelis – 240,000 people – are affected by fibromyalgia and its sibling-condition, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, both of which affect more women than men.
There is no known cure for fibromyalgia and daily care focuses on managing its symptoms. It usually includes lifestyle changes and alternative treatments such as hydrotherapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy and in some cases, medication.
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