Fibromyalgia Specialist London
Fibromyalgia Specialist London
Fibromyalgia is a physical condition where pain can be felt anywhere in the body or just localised to certain areas, such as the hands, feet, neck or joints. Many people experience different sensations such as general aches and pains, burning sensations, sharp digging pains and feeling extremely tired, or sometimes so fatigued that it feels like you have the flu.
If you think you are experiencing any fibromyalgia symptoms, you shouldn’t hesitate to see your GP who can examine you and rule out any other possible conditions. Once a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is suspected by your GP, he/she can then refer you to a professional rheumatologist, such as Dr Naveen Bhadauria, a consultant Rheumatologist, with an expertise in diagnosing and treating the condition.
Getting a fibromyalgia diagnosis isn’t at all straightforward. You will need to have your medical history looked at and have investigations to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. A Rheumatologist is the best placed specialist to diagnose this condition.
How common is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is thought to affect almost one in 20 people, so is considered to be quite a common illness. Although a lot of people suffer from the condition, a person’s symptoms can vary greatly from another, which makes it quite difficult to diagnose.
Sometimes a person’s symptoms can ease or go away for a while, but most will see a return of their symptoms and most suffer from long-term issues. Symptoms can often be made worse when people are affected by anxiety, depression or stress, the onset of cold and damp weather, overdoing exercise or physical activities.
Unfortunately, at present, there is no cure for fibromyalgia, but patients can get treatments that can help to greatly reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
There are many different symptoms of fibromyalgia, the most common being muscle and joint aches and pains as well as extreme tiredness and fatigue, but more symptoms can include:
- Sleep problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Memory and concentration problems (brain fog)
- Depression and anxiety
Do not hesitate to see your doctor if you are worried about your symptoms, especially if they seem to linger and don’t ease with time. You can also directly see a rheumatologist, like Dr Naveen Bhadauria, and they will help to diagnose and treat this condition.
A rheumatologist is a doctor with special training in treating diseases of the muscles, joints, and connective tissues. Dr Naveen Bhadauria is a Consultant Rheumatologist currently practising as a substantive NHS Consultant Rheumatologist at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust since February 2018.
He is open to treating private patients with all aspects of rheumatology, including fibromyalgia, from his Harley Street practice as well as Spire London East and BMI Cavell.
You should initially approach your own GP if you suspect you have fibromyalgia, but you can also contact Dr Naveen Bhadauria’s team in London for advice, to book a consultation and to discuss your treatment options.
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