Autoimmune and Chronic Fatigue
If you answer, “yes” to any of the below questions you may benefit by making an appointment:
- Are you a child with asthma or allergies?
- Do you feel constantly tired despite getting “enough sleep”?
- Has a specialist indicated that you might have a “weaker” immune system?
- Have you ever been exposed to Lyme disease or any tick bite in the past?
- Do lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or any other genetic disorders run in the family?
- Do you have joint pains known as “arthralgias”?
- Are you a young female who often gets “odd” symptoms that haven’t been diagnosed?
Quite often young females suffer from a diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder without knowledge that it exists, as the symptoms have been silent or sporadic. There are many complaints, such as joint pains, rashes, fatigue, etc. Often the diagnosis is quite difficult to make, as the blood tests are often only part of the entire picture. The doctor will conduct the appropriate blood tests, ensuring a thorough family history, review of systems, physical examination and, depending on the findings, discuss nutrition.