How Easily You Recover From Exertion

What Causes Poor Recovery From Exertion?

Poor recovery from exertion can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'serious' 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 recovery from exertion, 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 recovery from exertion" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia

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:
daily morning stiffness
yellow/yellowish fingernails
major fatigue for 3-12 months
difficulty falling asleep
occasionally feeling unusually cold
being a lethargic person
depression with some anxiety
strong-smelling urine
dark urine color
gradual decline in speaking ability
mildly elevated TSH
late term miscarriage
... and more than 70 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 recovery from exertion:
Cause Probability Status
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 92% Confirm
Hypothyroidism 61% Possible
* 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 Lifestyle section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about how easily you recover from exertion:
How long does it take you to recover from moderate physical exertion? Moderate exertion is defined as any activity that causes an increase in pulse / breathing / sweating for at least 10 minutes.
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ Under an hour
→ Several hours
→ Most of the day
→ 24 hours or more
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate rapid recovery from exertion, fair recovery from exertion or poor recovery from exertion, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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