No. 1: Fibromyalgia
Before fibromyalgia was labeled as an actual disease, many women who complained of being fatigued and having pain all over their bodies were dismissed as merely being stressed out or just not coping with the aging process very well.
We can only imagine how incredibly frustrating that must have been for the women who suffer from this painful disorder.
Today, most doctors are aware that the symptoms of fibromyalgia are very real. But there are still many women who think what the doctors used to think -- that it is either all in their head or just a natural part of getting older. These women need to get the facts.
According to the Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia almost exclusively targets women. Right now about 2 percent of the U.S. population has this chronic disease, and the risk increases with age.
Women who feel chronic fatigue and muscle pain need to talk to their doctors immediately.