There is no proven way to prevent fibromyalgia. But according to Mayo Clinic, improving overall well-being by following a healthy lifestyle, eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and minimizing stress may help reduce the risk of any chronic health condition, including fibro.


Can fibromyalgia be prevented?

There is no confirmed way to completely prevent fibromyalgia. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the chances of developing this or another chronic health condition. A healthy lifestyle that focuses on mind and body wellness can also help manage fibromyalgia in people who are already diagnosed. 

How can I prevent fibromyalgia flare ups?

It may not be possible to completely prevent or eliminate fibromyalgia flare-ups. But most medical providers agree that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding known triggers—including emotional and physical stress—can help a person reduce the frequency and severity of their symptoms.

What helps fibromyalgia naturally?

Many people consult their healthcare provider on a variety of natural remedies for fibromyalgia. These remedies have different levels of research to back them up, which is why people with this condition should always check with their provider before making a lifestyle change or starting a new supplement. 

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