Fibromyalgia the central and autonomic nervous systems, neurotransmitters, hormones,


Tori Strong

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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.

What is Fibromyalgia

is a disorder that causes pain. This pain is not always specific to one part of
the body. Many people with Fibromyalgia experience body aches, neck and back


A.    The etiology and pathogenesis of
fibromyalgia are still not fully understood.

B.     Several factors such as dysfunction
of the central and autonomic nervous systems, neurotransmitters, hormones,
immune system, external stressors, psychiatric aspects, and others seem to be

C.     Who can get it?


examine the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia.)

III.  Signs and Symptoms

A.     “tender points”     (2)

B.     B. Complains of:  

1. Trouble sleeping

2.  Headaches

3. Trouble with memory and thinking.

(Transition: While
signs 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 the
following events may contribute to the cause of the disorder: (3)

1. Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents

2. Repetitive injuries

3. Illness

4. Certain diseases.


(Transition: Treatment of Fibromyalgia can be
very 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.)


Early detection  

VII.     Conclusion


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