Fibromyalgia In Women
Why does FMS affect more women than men, and what kinds of effects can Fibromyalgia have on a woman’s health?
Fibromyalgia syndrome affects three to six million Americans, 85 to 90% of whom are women.
Experts are unsure as to why FMS affects more women than it does men.
In addition, it has been found that African-American women are more likely to suffer from Fibromyalgia than their Caucasian counterparts. It is not yet understood why this is the case. Furthermore, while African-American women experience more severe widespread pain while Caucasian women experience a significantly increased level of pain.
The Effects of Fibromyalgia Syndrome on Women’s Health
There are a number of different effects that fibromyalgia can have on a woman’s health.