Saturday, May 8, 2010

People With Fibromyalgia Prone to Falls

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Written by Charlene Laino and reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

(Baltimore - WebMD Health News) -- People with fibromyalgia may be prone to falls due to balance problems, a small study suggests.

The findings suggest that people with fibromyalgia can benefit from exercises to improve balance, says Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

"Balance is what we can try to manipulate to reduce falls, just like we try to manipulate cholesterol levels to reduce heart disease," she tells WebMD.

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