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Causes & Risk Factors of Fibromyalgia

Doctors and researchers still are not completely certain on what causes Fibromyalgia. Likely factors that lead to Fibromyalgia include physical or emotional traumas, infections, sleep disorders and abnormal sensory processing in the brain. Another risk factor is gender as 75-90% of those suffering from Fibromyalgia are women.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 02:26 Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Mera Goodman Review date: June 21, 2014
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