Risk Factors

From the Mayo Clinic Website

Risk factors for fibromyalgia include:

  • Your sex. Fibromyalgia occurs more often in women than in men.
  • Age. Fibromyalgia tends to develop during early and middle adulthood. But it can also occur in children and older adults.
  • Disturbed sleep patterns. It’s unclear whether sleeping difficulties are a cause or a result of fibromyalgia. But people with sleep disorders — such as nighttime muscle spasms in the legs, restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea — often have fibromyalgia.
  • Family history. You may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia if a relative also has the condition.
  • Rheumatic disease. If you have a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

One Response to Risk Factors

  1. Brenda Scott says:

    Compact with all the information Michelle.I hope you can still manage with all the pain it bring to your life.

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