Wilson’s syndrome

Wilson’s syndrome is often compared to hypothyroidism but the two conditions should not be confused with each other. There are many differences between the two conditions. Wilson’s syndrome really only has extreme similarities with people that have borderline hypothyroidism. However, there are a lot of symptoms for Wilson’s syndrome so it can be difficult to diagnose. This is part of the reason why many people identify the condition as hypothyroidism without completing the necessary diagnosis tests.

There are over 50 symptoms associated with Wilson’s syndrome. The severity of the symptoms will vary. Some of the symptoms will be more common than others and everyone will be effected differently by them. The main issue with the condition having so many symptoms is that it will be hard to detect. There are many other health issues that are associated with the symptoms of Wilson’s syndrome.

Self-Diagnosis for Wilson’s Syndrome

If you visit a doctor and get the correct tests done you may be able to determine what condition you have, if any. However, you should complete a quick self-diagnosis at home before going to see your doctor. This will also help you get an idea of what the prognosis will be in a timely manner. There are many web sites that offer a full list of symptoms for Wilson’s syndrome so use one of them as part of the self diagnosis.

You should look at all the symptoms associated with the condition and think about which you have experienced. Chances are you will experience a lot of the more common symptoms. You may also experience one or more of the less common symptoms. The symptoms are important but there are other more important factors when diagnosing this condition.

Self-Diagnosis Test
You should look into how exactly your thyroid is working. To do this you should test your temperature with either a glass or digital thermometer. Make sure the device provides accurate readings. You should do this three times per day. You should check your temperature after breakfast, lunch, and just before dinner. Continue with this process for three days so you can combine the results and determine an average. You may want to avoid doing this test if you have a high temperature due to sickness or are a female and currently going through your menstrual period.

Once you have an average you can compare your results with what they should be. Everyone has a different standard body temperature so there is no specific number that is right. However, most people will have an average temperature of roughly 98.2 to 98.6 so use this as a guideline. If you have a lower than average temperature then you may want to continue trying to diagnose your condition and complete further tests.

You may want to visit your doctor for some more effective diagnosis tests if your average temperature is lower than it should be. While a lower than average temperature does not guarantee you have any serious health conditions it is still a sign of Wilson’s syndrome and various other thyroid problems.

Visiting your Doctor to Diagnose Wilson’s Syndrome

Self-diagnosis tests are only good enough to decide whether you should take the initiative to visit your doctor for further diagnosis tests for the condition. It will be hard to determine if you have Wilson’s syndrome from home as you likely do not have the right equipment. When you visit your doctor it may also be a little complicated to start the diagnosis testing process. This is because of the fact that Wilson’s syndrome is fairly rare and many doctors are not overly educated on the condition.

Wilson’s syndrome has many symptoms and some of them can have major affects on your life. It is important to seek treatment for the condition as soon as it is diagnosed. However, you may get better results out of singling out the symptoms you are suffering from and treating those. Your doctor should be able to guide you through the process but you should do a bit of research for yourself as well. Even if you are not already diagnosed with Wilson’s syndrome it can be beneficial to know all about it.

Last updated on Feb 28th, 2010 and filed under Endocrine System. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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