Gutiérrez proposes to recognize fibromyalgia as a chronic disease .. please share this information

Those who suffer from the disease are prevented from carrying out almost 25% daily tasks. 
In the month of awareness of rheumatic diseases, deputy Livio Gutiérrez, who is dependent on the Ministry of Health, appointed in our province fibromyalgia as a chronic disease, and provides cover for patients who suffer from this disease, according to The Benefits Granted by Bill No. 4150/16.

The project begins with the comment that, since two previous legislative initiatives on this issue (3837/13 and 3855/15) and have so far not been discussed, it is proposed to expand these projects “is that we absolutely consider it necessary to present treat and discuss this bill because we can not stay out of the real need for people suffering from this disease, “Gutierrez quotes.

Fibromyalgia is a condition also known as silent disease, some symptoms, chronic pain in the muscles, joints and tendons. Those who also have sleep disorders, disorganized thinking and even depression. Symptoms that are not identifiable, with the exception of the reduction of brain mass when it is not well hydrated, so that those affected suffer from sleep disturbances, morning stiffness and other consequences of constant pain. Experts in rheumatology in national history acknowledge that there are still many undiagnosed cases of fibromyalgia and that the chances of success of treatment reduce the lack of early diagnosis.


A report on the disease and its consequences show that people suffering from this disease are prevented from performing the daily tasks of almost 25%, while 60% of those affected feel that their capacity decreased by 60%.

radical legislator states “is a poor recognition by many health professionals and even more by society and the media in which these patients are related, including work and family. To this must be added the fact that a significant intolerance to physical and mental stress with cognitive disabilities is causing a significant impact on the quality of life. ”
The extension of the basic principles states that because of the characteristics, the treatment is not just a specialist, the way a multidisciplinary team needs to intervene, consisting of rheumatologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians and other specialists who can help define the diagnosis.

“The importance of pathology procurement legislation in this area, to counter the coverage for patients suffering from this disease, both in the public and private sectors. Health is a fundamental right of all citizens, so it is the responsibility of the state to ensure the full exercise of priority to ensure citizens in marginalized and socially vulnerable “expansion” is the responsibility of this term, the promotion, protection and restoring the health of their inhabitants, to ensure the physical, mental and social welfare state development. ”

“Today the problem is getting clearer, public knowledge claims made by citizens across the country, for recognition and for the presentation of a parliamentary initiative to treat this disease, unfortunately, increasingly common,” concluded Gutiérrez.

He also says in the articles that the diagnosis must be made by a rheumatologist doctor and an interdisciplinary team that other health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, physicians and others who contribute to all those who are responsible for the implementation of therapy includes precisely as determined by the inspection body.


Once the diagnosis has been made, the patient has access to the free delivery of specific immunomodulatory drugs and / or is indicated by a qualified professional in the context of the province’s Health Ministry without social security benefits; the broad coverage of treatments based on interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation without breakpoints or limits, according to the certification of the medical assistant; It includes medical and pharmacological treatments and other treatments that are considered necessary in any case for people suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome, regardless of age.
They are entitled to all or some of the benefits set in accordance with the scope determined by the regulations.

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