Sunday, January 25, 2015
I found this article that mentioned a book called "Misdiagnosed" written by and about Jody Berger's search for her medical problem, which ended up being gluten sensitivity. It took her 2 years and at least 12 different doctors to figure out her diagnosis. Originally, she went to the doctor because of tingling in her hands and feet, an ignored symptom of gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease. The doctors told her she had many different autoimmune diseases, but she knew it wasn't adding up. After 2 years she eventually got her diagnosis. It seemed like forever to her, but most people wait and search for 10 years or more! In ten years, a lot of damage to the body can be done! Most people are told that they have other diseases and go through multiple treatments that could potentially cause more harm, considering they may not even have these diseases. Many doctors nowadays want to treat the symptoms rather than finding the root problem and going from there. In many cases, like Celiac, the only thing that will help will be a lifelong gluten free diet. If doctors give people with Celiac medications for each of their symptoms, all it is doing is masking a problem that could be potentially life threatening. But many doctors don't give you the time of day until permanent damage is done or it becomes so bad it is life threatening. Why not figure out the problem before it gets too bad.