In our practice, we often see patients who are suffering from symptoms that seem to have no apparent cause, and even after extensive test and (somes painful!) procedures like endoscopies, colonoscopies etc., have no definitive diagnosis and/or answers!
Don't be spooked by such a scenario! For it is very likely that the answer lies in an area that has not been investigated and all pieces of your health puzzle haven't been put together yet!
Fortunately, with functional tests and a ‘patient-centered’ approach we are able to
de-mystify many such symptoms! It is best to have Functional tests done in addition to conventional lab tests since they can reveal malfunction and deficiencies in organ systems way before an overt disease states develops, i.e., at the onset of your symptoms. Did you know that it takes anywhere between 5-10 years from initial blood sugar disruption symptoms, for a patient to receive a diagnosis of diabetes? Another way to look at this fact is, that a person has several years to prevent getting diagnosed with diabetes, if appropriate early screening is performed and interventions such as lifestyle and diet modification are implemented right away!
In summary, many chronic diseases are preventable and being aware that ‘mysterious’ symptoms maybe be the early signs of such diseases, should be investigated and addressed rather than being ignored. It is important to note that some symptoms may be occurring due to a combination of factors affecting a person's health.
Below is a list of some common symptoms that we have been able to ‘demystify’ for our patients who had been through extensive testing before coming into our office and still did not have any answers:
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