Energy/Stamina

What Causes Poor Stamina?

Poor stamina can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'very serious'.  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 poor stamina, 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 "poor stamina" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Low Progesterone
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Low HGH
  • PMS C
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Low Female Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone

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:
highly elevated basophil count
low systolic blood pressure
frequent colds/flus
history of asthma
dry nose
heart racing/palpitations
Addison's disease
dizziness when standing up
craving for salt
difficulty staying up late
sexual abuse during childhood
slow recovery from colds
... and more than 110 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of poor stamina:
Cause Probability Status
Low HGH 99% Confirm
Low Female Testosterone 21% Unlikely
Adrenal Fatigue 23% Unlikely
Sjogren's Syndrome 1% Ruled out
PMS C 0% Ruled out
Low Testosterone 0% Ruled out
Low Progesterone 0% Ruled out
Hypoglycemia 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ 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 Metabolic Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about energy/stamina:
How would you rate your physical stamina (ability to undertake prolonged exercise)?
Possible responses:
→ I have poor endurance
→ I'm about average / don't know
→ I have strong endurance
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either low energy/stamina or high energy/stamina, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Phosphorus Deficiency

Sodium phosphate or potassium phosphate is often used by endurance athletes in order to increase aerobic capacity and athletic performance.  Phosphates reduce the effects of lactic acid build-up in the muscles; they help make oxygen delivery to the muscles more efficient; they are used in the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (the chemical form of energy within cells) and Creatine Phosphate (an immediate energy store) and therefore are believed to increase the chemical energy stored within cells.

... and also rule out issues such as: