Dysphagia And Fibromyalgia
In one study, a good number of fibromyalgia patients have complained about the difficulty in swallowing. Fibromyalgia patients who participated in the study has been shown to have dysphagia and at a rate of 40 percent higher than those who do not have fibromyalgia.
Unfortunately, it is still a mystery as to why dysphagia is common in patients with fibromyalgia. There are just so many things that people don’t know about fibromyalgia just yet. But experts have speculated certain possibilities.
First of all, fibromyalgia patients tend to suffer from muscle weakness. The weakness may be able to explain why dysphagia happens. The muscles responsible for controlling the process of swallowing are affected by the general weakness of a fibromyalgia patient.