Fibromyalgia and Obesity

Authors(3) :-Dr. Jamal Albishri, Fahad Abdullah E. Almalki, Tariq Hameed R. Alotaibi

Fibromyalgia (FM) is the second most common rheumatic disease after osteoarthritis. The main feature of FM is chronic widespread pain, accompanied with other symptoms. There are currently no studies showing prevalence of FM in Saudi Arabia using new preliminary diagnostic criteria. Obesity has been identified as a comorbid condition with FM. This association can be observed from different perspectives and it is not yet fully investigated. The aims of this study are to examine the prevalence of FM and obesity in Saudi Arabia, and to investigate the relationship between these two clinical entities.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. Jamal Albishri
Associate Professor, Head of Internal Medicine Department, Taif University, Consultant Rheumatology, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Fahad Abdullah E. Almalki
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Tariq Hameed R. Alotaibi
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Fibromyalgia, Symptom Severity, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatic, Widespread Pain Index

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 344-349
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162390
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Dr. Jamal Albishri, Fahad Abdullah E. Almalki, Tariq Hameed R. Alotaibi, " Fibromyalgia and Obesity, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.344-349, May-June-2016. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST162390
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST162390

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