OF THE WORLDWIDE EPIDEMIC
Which Functional Symptoms Are Yours?
Functional = malfunction of the how the body works & medical tests fail to show the cause
♦ Bellyaches and Bloating ♦ Bowel Dysfunction ♦ Widespread Pain ♦ Fatigue
♦ Pelvic/Bladder and/or Prostate Distress ♦ Multiple "Allergies" and Sensitivities
Where''s Your Chronic Pain?
♦ Head ♦ Jaw ♦ Neck ♦ Back ♦ Chest ♦ Abdomen ♦ Pelvis
♦ Bladder ♦ Colon ♦ All over the body (Widespread)
What Functional Symptom Syndrome(s)
Have You Been Diagnosed With?
These are also called: functional somatic syndromes, chronic multisymptom illnesses,
and central sensitivity syndromes (central = mind/brain)
GASTROENTEROLOGY: irritable bowel syndrome, which is the most common of over 30 other functional GI disorders/syndromes (FGIDs)
RHEUMATOLOGY: fibromyalgia syndrome
CARDIOLOGY: functional chest pain syndrome; mitral valve prolapse syndrome
PULMONOLOGY: hyperventilation syndrome; vocal cord dysfunction syndrome
GYNECOLOGY: pre-menstrual syndrome; chronic pelvic pain syndrome
INFECTIOUS DISEASE: chronic fatigue syndrome
NEUROLOGY: tension-type headaches
OTOLARYNGOLOGY: dizziness syndrome; globus (a functional GI disorder/syndrome); temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TMJ); facial pain disorders; vocal cord dysfunction syndrome
DENTISTRY:facial pain disorders; TMJ
ALLERGY: multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (environmental intolerance syndrome)
UROLOGY: chronic pelvic pain syndrome; painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis); painful prostate syndrome (chronic prostatitis)
SURGERY: functional abdominal pain syndrome (a functional GI disorder/syndrome)
ALL SPECIALTIES: multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (environmental intolerance syndrome); multiple medication/drug intolerance syndrome, Gulf War Syndromes
Medically unexplained symptoms and syndromes often overlap with one another and are commonly associated with and attributed to stress, depression, anxiety, and/or panic.They share a common cause.
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with symptoms and pain
(that doctors can''t explain)