Chronic Illness without a Diagnosis
The physicians at Origins Of Health often see patients who have seen 5, 10, 15 or more doctors and still have no diagnosis. Many of them have been diagnosed with a syndrome such as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome or CFIDS). Unfortunately syndromes are not diagnoses. A syndrome is a way of describing a group of symptoms that we do not know the cause. Our office specializes in finding the cause of your syndrome. With the cause of your syndrome identified, you can begin a rational treatment course that promotes health and alleviates your suffering. We begin with a comprehensive history and physical exam as well as comprehensive laboratory testing to help determine the cause of your symptoms. The most important clues come from your story, which is why we spend so much time with each patient.
Syndromes and unknown diagnoses often are caused by:
- Mitochondrial dysfunction (Mitochondria are the energy factories in our bodies)
- Toxic metal burden
- Tick borne diseases, including Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Bartonellosis
- Hormone imbalance
- Somatic dysfunction – changes in the musculoskeletal system that impede the body’s natural healing mechanism
- and there are many other possibilities
Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions in adults, adolescents, infants, newborns and pregnant women.