FROM OUR EXPERTS
Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back. Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.
Exercise is an important component of any fibromyalgia treatment plan. According to a Brazilian study recently published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology , belly dancing can be a good exercise option for people with fibromyalgia.
Study Design and Result
A total of 80 female fibromyalgia patients between the ages of 18 to 65 took part in the study. Half (40) of the women were randomly assigned to a dance group while the other half remained on a waiting list. Those in the dance group participated in a one-hour class twice a week for 16 weeks.
Participants were evaluated for pain, function, quality of life, depression, anxiety and self image at baseline, 16 weeks and 32 weeks by an assessor who did not know whether or not they had participated in the dance classes.
Patients who took part in the belly dance classes showed significant improvement in pain, sleep pattern, functional capacity and self-image from baseline to 32 weeks. The researc...
It used to be said that the "eyes are the window to a person's soul." That may still be true, but I can tell you that the " belly is a window to a person's eating habits." Who among us hasn't joked at some point about the fact that some men "get pregnant" right along with their wives, choosing to overeat, in the name of keeping their wives who are eating for two, company. And certainly we can easily spot the beer guzzling guy, with his rotund stomach that enters the room before he does. Well if you go into a random school these days, you are likely to see the soda pop belly. Kids carrying significant amounts of extra weight in their mid-section. It does not take rocket science to explain a basic health reality. Our kids are moving a lot less during their waking hours and they are consuming too many calories. If you train your child to drink juice every time they are thirsty, they will switch over to soda in time, or simply add it to their juice fix. Water will never be on their r...
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.