Why should I seek out a diagnosis if I think I have a health problem?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Don't dodge a diagnosis. If you have any inkling that something else is going on with your body beyond a condition remedied through traditional diet and lifestyle choices, speak up! Plan a visit with your doctor and have that conversation. If you don't know what you're dealing with, you can't begin to take proper action. Energy woes can be blamed on conditions as straightforward as anemia (low red blood cells that provide much-needed, energy infusing oxygen) to those as complex as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or menopause. If you suffer from migraines, do what you can to manage them with attention to dietary triggers, sufficient sleep, and medication when necessary. If you're in insomniac, then ask your doctor about visiting a sleep lab. You may have sleep apnea, which can be easily treated and which will allow you to get your life -- and energy -- back! In sum: get help.
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