By Dr. Javier Rivera
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This blog will not publish any news about fibromyalgia, you will only find information that will allow you to better manage your disease. In short, useful information of the best quality.
Every time you are going to take a step or start a treatment to improve your health, it is important that you know what you are going to do, what consequences it may have and what the side effects are. It is not about «grabbing a hot nail», as many patients tell me, the objective should be to do what produces an improvement in your situation. That is, it is about being well informed.
How can you achieve this goal? Well, it’s very simple: having the best and most up-to-date information, which is none other than that which has the best possible scientific quality. That is precisely what this blog will provide you.
For example, if you are going to take a medication, you should know very well the benefits you can expect from it and how long you should be taking it, because drugs are not for life.
Another frequent situation, and with more relevant consequences, is when you think that surgery can improve your symptoms. In this case, you should be even more sure of the benefits that the surgical intervention will bring you, because the possible damages of any surgery do not need to be reminded of and are almost always important for your health.
Some apparently innocuous measures are not so much and sometimes have consequences on other aspects of your life such as the health of other organs, long-term repercussions, mental health or, in the least of cases, economic repercussions. I am referring to the diagnostic tests that are so frequent and often useless.
For all these reasons, it is important that you consult and inform yourself before making a decision that could put your health at risk. In this blog I will try to give you satisfactory answers, based on the best possible scientific information, to all the doubts you ask me.