A recent study by researchers in Taiwan indicates that fibromyalgia patients have a higher risk of heart disease based on information from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database. The researchers reached this conclusion by comparing fibromyalgia patients to individuals who do not have fibromyalgia.
Many factors could contribute to this increased risk of heart disease in fibromyalgia. Some researchers believe it may be a result of genetics, while others believe the conditions contributes to greater health problems as it progresses. At this time, the researchers have only found an association between fibromyalgia and heart disease, and not a cause-and-effect relationship.
It’s important to keep your heart healthy when living with fibromyalgia in order to avoid additional complications to your overall health.
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