Gutiérrez proposes to recognize fibromyalgia as a chronic disease.

Those who suffer from the disease can not perform almost 25% of daily tasks.
In the month of the awareness of rheumatic diseases, Deputy Livio Gutiérrez, dependent of the Ministry of Health, named in our province fibromyalgia as a chronic disease and provides coverage for patients suffering from this disease, according to the benefits granted by Bill N 4150/16.

The draft begins with the comment that, since two previous legislative initiatives on this topic (3837/13 and 3855/15) and that have not yet been examined, it is proposed to expand these projects “, considers it absolutely necessary to present the treatment and discuss this bill because we can not stay out of the real need of people suffering from this disease, “Gutiérrez quotes.

Fibromyalgia is a disease also called silent disease, some symptoms, chronic pain in the muscles, joints and tendons. Those who also have sleep disorders, disorganized thoughts and even depression. Non-identifiable symptoms, with the exception of the reduction of brain mass when it is not adequately hydrated, so that patients suffer from sleep disorders, morning stiffness and other consequences of constant pain. The experts in rheumatology of the national history recognize that there are still many cases of undiagnosed fibromyalgia and that the possibilities of a successful treatment reduce the lack of early diagnosis.


A report on the disease and its consequences shows that people suffering from this disease can not perform daily tasks of nearly 25%, while 60% of those affected believe that their capacity has decreased by 60%.

Radical state legislators “is a poor recognition of many health professionals and even more of society and the media in which these patients are linked, including work and family. To this must be added the fact that a significant intolerance to physical and mental stress with cognitive impairments has a significant impact on the quality of life. ”
The extension of the basic principles establishes that due to the characteristics, the treatment is not only a specialist, a multidisciplinary team should be involved, formed by rheumatologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors and other specialists. helps to define the diagnosis

“The importance of legislation in the purchase of pathology in this area, to counteract the coverage of patients suffering from this disease, both in the public and private sectors. Health is a fundamental right of all citizens. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the State to guarantee the full exercise of the priorities to guarantee marginalized and socially vulnerable “enlargements” of citizens to the promotion, protection and restoration of health. of its inhabitants, to ensure the development of the state of physical, mental and social well-being. ”

“Today, the problem is increasingly clear, the demands of the population across the country for the recognition and presentation of a parliamentary initiative to treat this disease, unfortunately, increasingly common,” Gutierrez concluded.

It also indicates the elements that should be diagnosed by a rheumatologist and the interdisciplinary team with other health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, physicians and others who contribute to the execution as determined by the control body.


Once the diagnosis is made, the patient has free access to specific immunomodulatory drugs and / or is indicated by a qualified professional within the Ministry of Health of the province, without benefits of social security; the wide coverage of interdisciplinary treatments based on neurorehabilitation without stopping points or limits, according to the certification of the medical assistant; It includes medical and pharmacological treatments and other treatments that are considered necessary in all cases for people with fibromyalgia syndrome, regardless of their age.
They are entitled to all or part of the defined benefits according to the scope determined by the regulations.


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