What Causes Declining Health?
Declining health can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose declining health, 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.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "declining health" as a symptom. Here are five possibilities:
- Low Testosterone
- Low Estrogens
- Low HGH
- Premature Aging
- Low DHEA
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
morning stiffness without pain
somewhat disturbed sleep
having hot flashes
very low fat/oil intake
poor muscular strength
difficulty staying up late
loss of interest in activities
reduced DHEA level
hot flashes during & after period
... and more than 40 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of declining health:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Symptoms Of Aging
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about health declining with age:
Does your health seem to be declining as you age?
→ No more than normal / don't know
→ No, not at all
→ Slightly - minor issues are turning up
→ Moderately - I am definitely having more problems
→ Seriously - my health is declining at a rapid rate
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate health not declining, minor health decline, some health decline or rapidly declining health, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as: