Fibromyalgia Tori Strong General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform readers about the widespread disorder of Fibromyalgia and its effects on the human body.
Central Idea: Fibromyalgia is a disorder that effects over 10 million people in the in the United States alone. It is estimated that 3-6% of the world population suffers from this disorder. I. What is Fibromyalgia A. Fibromyalgiais a disorder that causes pain.
This pain is not always specific to one part ofthe body. Many people with Fibromyalgia experience body aches, neck and backpain.II.
Pathology A. The etiology and pathogenesis offibromyalgia are still not fully understood.B. Several factors such as dysfunctionof the central and autonomic nervous systems, neurotransmitters, hormones,immune system, external stressors, psychiatric aspects, and others seem to beinvolved.C. Who can get it? (Transition: Let’sexamine the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia.)III. Signs and Symptoms A.
“tender points” (2)B. B. Complains of: 1. Trouble sleeping 2. Headaches3. Trouble with memory and thinking.
(Transition: Whilesigns and symptoms may be present diagnosis is not simple.)IV. What Causes It? A. Doctors do not know the exact cause of fibromyalgia. B. Researchers continue to study fibromyalgia and think thefollowing events may contribute to the cause of the disorder: (3)1.
Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents2. Repetitive injuries3. Illness4. Certain diseases. (Transition: Treatment of Fibromyalgia can bevery difficult.
)V. Treatments and Patient Education (3)A. Medicines B. Lifestyle changes C.
One can also try complementary therapies.1. Massage Therapy 2. Chiropractic Therapy(Transition: In conclusion.)VI. PrognosisA.
Early detection VII. Conclusion