Fibromyalgia Patients Are Predominantly Woman

Yes, of all the 5 million fibromyalgia patients in US, 80% of which are women! Experts speculate that the naturally lower levels of serotonin, a hormone that regulate pain, in women could be the reason why woman are more likely to contract the pain disorder. In addition, women are also more exposed to events that cause hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, giving birth and menopause, which are known to trigger the pain syndrome.

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