Chocolate cravings can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnose your symptoms now!
- check your overall health status
- have a doctor review your case (optional)
- identify any nutritional deficiencies
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose chocolate cravings, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
low alcohol consumption
history of birth control pill use
severe eyelid twitch
negative reaction to coffee
dark facial coloring
fatigue after slight exertion
being easily excitable
non-human estrogen use
current birth control pill use
... and more than 20 others
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of chocolate cravings:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process