- The Hon Tanya Plibersek MPMinister for Health
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP - Minister for Health: Effective protocols for the treatment of Fibromyalgia
Health Care Providers lack understanding, guidelines and treatment protocols to effectively treat Fibromyalgia .
The general public has no understanding of Fibromyalgia, a condition which affects 3-5% of the population.
- Minister for Health
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
To the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP,
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects 2-4 per cent of the population. Currently, health care providers lack understanding, guidelines and treatment protocols to effectively treat Fibromyalgia .
Further, the general public has no understanding of Fibromyalgia. Due to this lack of awareness, millions of people are suffering EVERY DAY with this debilitating syndrome - they just don’t know what to call it! And most doctors are unable (or unwilling) to diagnose the condition.
Fibromyalgia does not only affect its sufferers, but also the family and friends of anybody that is unlucky enough to have this condition.
We, the undersigned, stress the need for the Department of Health to provide effective protocols for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. It is time for positive change in healthcare for all Fibromyalgia sufferers and their families in Australia.
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