Unexplained Symptoms

Increasingly, I am seeing patients who have had many medical tests in an attempt for a diagnosis, but all results are normal. Some of the following symptoms may occur. For many people, there can be a bewildering array of these symptoms:

  • fatigue or sluggishness
  • poor concentration
  • stomach upsets
  • nausea
  • reflux/heartburn
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • asthma
  • feeling of low blood sugar
  • headaches
  • rashes
  • swelling
  • running nose
  • blocked nose
  • very sensitive to smells
  • aching joints
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • brain fog
  • poor memory

Other factors to consider:

  • symptoms may worsen with stress
  • cyclical bouts of illness
  • you may react badly to aspirin
  • you may get symptom relief from anti-histamine medication e.g. Clarityn

Food intolerance may be a cause or contributing factor. Examples of food triggers include gluten/wheat, or chemicals found naturally in foods e.g. salicylates or histamine. The symptoms of these intolerances are many, and confusing in their presentation.

It is my job to assess your individual set of symptoms, your previous medical history, your food and symptom diary, determine the possibility of a food trigger, and to guide you, when appropriate with dietary treatment

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