Fibromyalgia is one of the most represented conditions amongst the CSSA membership. Out of the about 40 people that are members of CSSA who have fibromyalgia, 30 of them are women. The reason why I’m giving you these numbers is to show that recent research which showed that about 90% of people who suffer from fibromyalgia are women, is actually not that far off. So why exactly does fibromyalgia affect women more than men?
Why does fibromyalgia affect women more than it does men?
Luckily other much more smarter people than me over at ProHealth have already taken a look at this situation and they have come up with three good reasons why fibromyalgia affects women more than men. Head over there for a more in-depth look of his situation, but suffice it to say that it all boils down to stress and hormones.
I suggest that you read the text in full to understand the issue, but like we already mentioned before, stress seems to be playing a very important role when it comes to fibromyalgia. Keep your stress levels down if you are dealing with this condition and that should help you keep the flare-ups at a minimum.