Hyperactivity

What Causes Hyperactivity?

Hyperactivity 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.

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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 hyperactivity, 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 "hyperactivity" as a symptom.  Here are eight possibilities:
  • ADHD
  • Caffeine Intoxication
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Fluorosis
  • Pinworms
  • Low Progesterone
  • High Histamine
  • Copper Toxicity

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:
hot flashes during & after period
being very easily irritated
excess saliva in mouth
excess nose/throat mucus
sugar/sweet craving
history of tender muscles
high diastolic blood pressure
deep chest pain
nausea for 1-3 months
arrhythmia
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
moderate abdominal pain
... and more than 80 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of hyperactivity:
Cause Probability Status
Caffeine Intoxication 93% Confirm
Low Progesterone 29% Unlikely
Fluorosis 22% Unlikely
Copper Toxicity 2% Ruled out
High Histamine 2% Ruled out
Pinworms 0% Ruled out
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 0% Ruled out
ADHD 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 hyperactivity:
Are you hyperactive? In other words, do you always feel the need to be active?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Somewhat
→ Yes, very
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either not being hyperactive or hyperactivity, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

People who are hyperactive always seem to be in motion.  They can't sit still and may dash around or talk incessantly.  Sitting still through a lesson can be an impossible task.  Hyperactive children squirm in their seat or roam around the room.  Or they might wiggle their feet, touch everything or noisily tap their pencil.  Hyperactive teens and adults may feel intensely restless.  They may be fidgety or they may try to do several things at once, bouncing around from one activity to the next.

Caffeine Intoxication

High caffeine levels can cause restlessness.

Fluoride Toxicity

Restlessness is one symptom of fluorosis.

Histadelia (Histamine High)

Histamine speeds up metabolism producing a tendency towards hyperactivity.

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