Posted by : Varun Doshi
On : 01 April 2016
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No matter what your age is, constant body ache can affect anyone and it is a harrowing experience. The most common body aches are headache, neck and back pain, muscle pain, joint pain; and also neuropathic pain, which occurs when the nervous system doesn’t function properly. It is a medical condition that needs attention and should not be ignored. Here are some of the most common causes of constant body pain you should know.
When is constant body pain a matter of concern?
The most obvious symptom of this condition is, of course, the severe pain in the muscles and joints, a lot like what you experience during flu. But there are other symptoms that occur along with the pain:
Certain diseases can lead to this problem, and it is necessary to get checked and treated for the same. Some of such diseases are:
This is a disorder with hallmark symptoms of chronic widespread body pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances that negatively affect the quality of life. The other symptoms are:
This means, if you have Fibromyalgia, you may also have one or more of the mentioned medical symptoms.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
The symptoms are almost same as in fibromyalgia, however when the feeling of extreme fatigue doesn’t improve with rest it is possibly a case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
This disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that spreads through the bite of the blacklegged tick. Symptoms are:
Clichéd but true, stress can also be responsible for constant body ache. Some common symptoms of this condition are
But, if you’re not sure whether stress is causing the symptoms or if you’ve taken steps to control your stress, but your symptoms continue, Mayo Clinic experts suggest you see your doctor to check for other potential causes. Know more about stress and how to deal with it.
Low levels of vitamin D
Low levels of vitamin D is one of the reasons for constant and chronic body pain. Known to help in the absorption of calcium, vitamin D helps keep your bones strong, preventing fractures. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, low levels of vitamin D allow your body to absorb only about 10 to 15 percent of the calcium you eat. And since calcium is required to build stronger and healthy bones vitamin D deficiency indirectly results in weak, soft and achy bones. Here’s why Indians should start taking calcium and Vitamin D supplements every day.
Some of the common symptoms of low levels of vitamin D are:
Lack of iron in the blood
Also known as anaemia, this condition occurs due to the lack of iron in your blood. This lack leads to lower amounts of oxygen and nutrients carried to various parts of the body, making you feel tired and achy all over. Other symptoms of this condition include:
This is a condition that affects the spinal cord and brain. Since the nerves and the brain are involved, people with multiple sclerosis often suffer from constant body aches. Apart from that the other common symptoms are:
This is a form of arthritis where the cartilage between two bones erodes, causing the bones to rub against each other, leading to pain and discomfort. Due to the nature of this disease you might suffer from constant body ache that sometimes can be debilitating. Apart from that other symptoms of this disease are:
This is a condition where, as the name suggests, your nerves (usually in a particular region) are damaged due to disease or injury. This condition causes the nerves to malfunction leading to pain all over the body, especially in the region that is hurt. Some of the common symptoms associated with this condition are:
Other chronic diseases such as:
Even though sometimes these may be confused with infective or inflammatory conditions, particularly in young individuals, and degenerative conditions of the spine and hip in elderly. This may delay the diagnosis and treatment leading to poor outcomes or even death.