Our guest in this episode is Dr. Órla Gilheaney. Not only is she a clinician, lecturer and researcher working in the field of invisible conditions such as fibromyalgia, but she is also a person living with fibromyalgia herself.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that can cause various symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness, problems with mental processes (“fibro-fog”) and, among even more symptoms, dysphagia.
Órla is a pioneer in researching dysphagia in people with fibromyalgia, a field which is only starting to be studied. Here you can read her systematic review on this topic. Here you can find further information on FibroIreland.