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Why Do More Women Than Men Get Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?

It is a scientific and clinically-proven fact that more women are prone to chronic pain than men. According to U.S. Government statistics, females are 90% more likely to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes chronic widespread pain, than are men. Reasons as to why this occurs are not completely understood, but there are several hypotheses that may explain why the stereotype that “women are weak” exists.

While these are all interesting ideas, it is important to note that Fibromyalgia is not exclusive to women. Many men overlook the disease, as it has been stereotyped towards women. If you are experiencing symptoms that include widespread pain, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, tender points, or sleeping problems, call our offices today to learn about your treatment options, including clinical research trials at 770-817-9200.

Angelo Sambunaris, M.D.

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