We all see cases of 'fibromalgia', CFS, old 'adrenal fatigue' (now HPA Axis Dysregulation) at work. These patients present with long term fatigue, pain, gut issues, food intolerances, varying degrees of allergies, autoimmune issues or other chronic illnesses. These patients are often traumatised from being ill for so long and often say 'you are my last hope'.
The job at hand for us is to dig deep and identify the underlying issues rather than offer solutions to their symptoms. Don't just tell them they have adrenal fatigue, pyrrole , MTHFR or SIBO, these are just a small part of the bigger picture.
Our job is to get to the bottom of the issues whether it happened when they were born, before born or happened when they were having a luxury cruise.
Mould for example does not discriminate between young and old or rich and poor.
Our job as a practitioner in integrative medicine is to dig deep and resolve the underlying problems.
Ask, ask, ask.
I will be presenting some cases that will demonstrate that the underlying issues can be from left of field and reminding us to hold our patients hands until they don't need us anymore.