Friday, August 14, 2009

Focus on Fibromyalgia: Online Survey of Men with Fibromyalgia Needs Participants

Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes

( - August 15, 2009) - The Men’s Health Network, a national nonprofit that provides educational materials and advocacy opportunities related to men’s health, has posted a Men and Fibromyalgia Survey on its website.

Fibromyalgia is a condition that in the United States affects primarily women, with studies suggesting about 80 to 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia being women. However, fibromyalgia is a common diagnosis for the chronic widespread pain affecting ill Gulf War veterans, including thousands of male veterans of the war. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (GWVIS reports), 93 percent of the approximately 697,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War are male, and seven percent are female.

If you are
male and have fibromyalgia (regardless of veteran status), please consider participating in the survey to help increase understanding about the disease and how people suffering from it are treated. The one-page online survey only takes about two to three minutes to complete.

Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

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