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Pope calls for more attention to fibromyalgia



Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 05/09/21

Pope Francis assures his closeness to those who suffer from this "sometimes overlooked disease."

After praying the midday Regina Caeli on May 9, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to people who suffer from fibromyalgia.

I greet the people suffering from fibromyalgia: I express my closeness to them and I hope that attention to this sometimes overlooked disease may grow.

A delegation representing those who suffer from this condition were present in St. Peter’s Square.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals.”

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