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.

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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
  • Stress
  • Low HGH
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Low DHEA
  • Candida / Yeast

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:
hypothyroidism
somewhat elevated basophil count
poor cold weather tolerance
poor tolerance of sugars
severe flatulence
occasional unexplained nausea
breast cancer
severe afternoon/evening fatigue
absent sexual desire
severe leg cramps caused by walking
fatigue for over 3 months
brittle hair
... and more than 170 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 DHEA 94% Confirm
Sjogren's Syndrome 26% Unlikely
Stress 16% Unlikely
Low HGH 0% Ruled out
Low Progesterone 0% Ruled out
Candida / Yeast 0% Ruled out
Iron Deficiency Anemia 0% Ruled out
Hypothyroidism 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:
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