Published on July 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new online Fibromyalgia Health Center, designed to help women treat and reduce the frustrations and pain of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia affects about 5 million American adults; between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed are women, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Although the condition still baffles much of the medical community, growing research and better diagnosis methods are offering renewed hope for relief among patients.
"The Fibromyalgia Health Center is an important resource for women suffering from this painful disease," says Laurie Berger, Lifescript Editor-in-Chief. "Through our Facebook page and Twitter feed, we've learned that readers with fibromyalgia are always looking for the latest research, as well as helpful tips to ease their symptoms."
"The new health center will provide much-needed advice and support for women living with fibromyalgia," she says.
The Fibromyalgia Health Center features in-depth interviews with medical experts about living with the daily pain of fibromyalgia, ways to beat "fibro fog," tips for handling fibromyalgia at work, the best foods for fibromyalgia, and how to get the best diagnosis. There are also patient stories from actress A.J. Langer and celebrity life coach Martha Beck, as well as a helpful "doctor finder" tool to help build your local fibromyalgia health team.