Fibromyalgia is a serious medical condition that often goes undiagnosed because it doesn’t appear in normal blood work. The pain inflicted by Fibromyalgia is widespread and dramatically affects your quality of life. For many people it feels like a really bad case of the flu without the fever.
Here are some symptomatic elements felt by people suffering from Fibromyalgia:
- Exhaustion and sleepless night
- This is often caused by discomfort and achiness while lying down
- Short-term memory loss
- The main reason memory is affected is because of the severe headaches they’re experiencing
- Restless leg syndrome
- This will often effect your sleeping habits, further complicating the exhaustion aspect of this
Hydrotherapy is a proven method of relieving many of these symptoms. Soaking in a hot tub, combined with lots of hydration (8 – 8oz glasses of water a day) significantly reduces the aches and pains caused by the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A simple 10-minute session in a small hot tub will lower pain levels to a point where routine activities are manageable. If able, try doing a simple workout routine while in the hot tub. This will help strengthen your body and help manage the symptoms.
Beachcomber Hot Tip: Ask your doctor is using a hot tub to cure your symptoms can be submitted to your insurance company. Also, ask your accountant about how you can use your hot tub as a tax right-off if you’re using it as a way to relieve pain.
For more information on how the combination of hydration and hot-tubbing can ease the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, check out this article.