Symptoms of Rheumatism

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The symptoms of rheumatism, also called fibrosistis or fibromyositis, include joint and muscle pain, stiffness, fatigue, headaches and swollen joints. Look for signs of sleep apnea to appear with rheumatism with information from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on rheumatism symptoms.

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Symptoms of rheumatism. This is connective tissue that is inflamed. It used to be called rheumatism and now it has several new names. It is called fibrosistis, fibromyalgia, or fibromyositis and either way it is an inflammation of connective tissue. Many of us have heard the old name of rheumatism that people complained about in the olden days. It is genetic perhaps, they're not too sure or it could be also the geographical location where the person lives. But either way it perhaps joint and muscle pain, stiffness accompanied with fatigue. There is a lot of headaches involved in this. There is also swelling of the joints. Sleep apnea could even be a problem with it, very tired, don't sleep well so those are some of the symptoms of the old name of rheumatism.


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