Fibromyalgia research findings from Mayo Clinic

Fibromyalgia research Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Associate Professor,  Terry H. Oh, M.D., talks about fibromyalgia research findings in the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program, including symptom severity and quality of life, such as obesity, alcohol consumption and age, in patients with fibromyalgia.
With a database of more than 1,000 fibro patients she shares some of the findings from the datatbase in this video.

SOME OF THE TRANSCRIPT: Fibromyalgia is a symptom complex characterized by chronic widespread pain and constellation of 
symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep, and cognitive symptoms. It affects about 2% of the population, and is more common in women. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder, and the condition negatively   affects quality of life and can have a devastating effect on people's lives.
Mayo Clinic has a comprehensive fibromyalgia treatment program, which was established in 1999. 
Our dedicated team members include nurses, therapist, wellness coach, nurse practitioners, and 
 Our program focuses on cognitive behavioral therapies. We wanted to see how our patients do after  undergoing the program. The majority of our patients reported improvement in their symptoms and   the quality of life after undergoing the program.
However, we noted that some did not improve. Therefore, we analyzed the factors associated with  treatment outcome. Our study showed that those who had a greater benefit from were younger, had 
more years of education, higher baseline depression score on the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire, 
lower number of tender points, and did not have abuse history.
We looked into factors associated with symptoms and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. 
So we looked into BMI status, and we noticed that obesity was more common in our patients than the general population. 
Close to 50% of our patients were obese, and furthermore, those obese, about half of them were severely obese. Then we examined the association between BMI and their symptom severity and quality of life.
Our study found that those obese had worse fibromyalgia symptoms and worse quality of life          compared to those non-obese and overweight.


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