Loss of height can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnose your symptoms now!
- check your overall health status
- learn what you should be doing right now
- have a doctor review your case (optional)
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose loss of height, 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:
severe morning stiffness
being lean or underweight
bone loss continuing
slight diffuse bone pain
caffeinated soft drink consumption
history of broken bones
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
short-term low-carb dieting
limited lifetime sun exposure
one loose tooth
... and so on
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of loss of height:
|Poor Musculoskeletal Health
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process