Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder which affect muscles and soft tissue characterised by muscle pain, soreness, fatigue and sleep disturbances. Also, there are often important mood swings and a general deterioration of perceived well-being. The causes are not yet known, but it is believed that it may arise due to a combination of genetic, infectious, hormonal factors or even as a result of physical and psychological trauma.
Being difficult to recognise, this is also known as the invisible disease, although invisible it is not at all.
Fibromyalgia affects around 4% of the population, mainly women, aged between 40 and 50.
In order to diagnose fibromyalgia, one must first make sure that the symptoms are not of other diseases through various examinations. The difficulty in finding a cause for these symptoms often leads to anxiety and depression, which in turn contribute to worsening chronic pain. A vicious circle.
There is currently no cure-all therapy for fibromyalgia, but more a range of ways to keep the pain under control. In addition to drugs that regulate the activity of the neurotransmitters that control the perception of pain in the central nervous system, it is advisable to review one’s diet and lifestyle so as to engage in more physical activity and reduce stress.
This is where thermal mud come into play as a natural medicine to alleviate fibromyalgia. In fact, with the 2022-2025 renewal of the agreement between the Italian Ministry of Health and the Thermal Centres, this pathology is officially included among those that mud therapy can help.
The AbanoRitz, like other facilities in the Euganean thermal basin, has an agreement with the Italian National Health System for thermal therapies such as mud therapy and inhalation therapies. With an italian GP’s referral, it is possible to access a cycle of 12 sessions free of charge (with payment only of the health ticket of € 55.00, except for exemptions). Abroad, many insurance companies provide reimbursement for this kind of treatment.
It is in any case advisable that the person suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome undergoes check-ups with the rheumatology specialist in order to set up an educational programme to help manage pain and stress, so that they can live this condition with greater serenity.
We are waiting for you at the AbanoRitz, with ad hoc thermal protocols for various pathologies, including but not limited to fibromyalgia. An immersion in wellness and care for your body that can only makes you feel good. A natural medicine with no particular contraindications.