Fibromyalgia is a highly prevalent condition, with up to 6.6% of the general global population meeting the clinical threshold for diagnosis. Well-known symptoms include chronic and debilitating body-wide pain, and associated low mood, poor quality of life and reduced activity and participation combined, they compound physical issues further. In a number of patients it is also linked to significant eating, drinking and swallowing challenges.
This book makes available, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the prevalence, nature, and lived experience of adults with fibromyalgia who report problems with eating, drinking and swallowing. The book is evidence based, using advanced and triangulated scientific methods, but the data are presented in such a way that both patients and clinicians will find it accessible. The research in this area is emerging and growing but still sparse, so this handbook represents the first comprehensive study of these issues, with the aim of improving stakeholders’ understanding of the eating, drinking, and swallowing complications associated with fibromyalgia and, ultimately, improving patient care.
Published September 2023
Price guide: £24.99, [+postage and packing]