More and more medical professionals as well as those in the public now know that fibromyalgia is a real disease. However, the common misconception that only women suffer from fibromyalgia is harder to correct.
Since childhood, men are told to “walk it off”. This may explain the lower incidence of male fibromyalgia: men are simply not reporting it.
Furthermore, the symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from patient to patient, and the difference in symptoms between men and women also plays a role.
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