When to visit your GP

It is vital, that if you are concerned in any way about your symptoms you should always visit your GP to get them checked out.

Whilst Registered Nutritional Therapists have a breadth of in-depth knowledge, we are not primary care workers and therefore if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, you should always visit your GP.

It is also worth noting, that if a client embarks on individual consultation with myself, there maybe times when they are advised to also visit their GP, clients will be strongly encouraged to do this.

When to visit your GP
Pain

  1. Any pain which is persistent, particularly if severe or in the head, abdomen or central chest
  2. Pain in the eye or temples, with local tenderness, in the elderly, rheumatic patient
  3. Pain on passing urine in a man
  4. Cystitis recurring more than three times in a woman
  5. Absence of pain in ulcers, fissures etc.
  6. Pain associated with reduced or changed function for example weakness.

 

Bleeding

  1. Blood in sputum, vomit, urine or stools
  2. Vomit containing “coffee grounds”
  3. Black, tarry stools
  4. Non-menstrual vaginal bleeding (intermenstrual, postmenopausal, or at any time in pregnancy)
  5. vaginal bleeding with pain in pregnancy or after missing one period

 

Psychological

  1. Deep depression with suicidal ideas
  2. Hearing voices
  3. delusional beliefs
  4. Incongruous behaviour

 

Persistent

  1. Vomiting &/or diarrhoea
  2. vomiting &/or diarrhoea in infant
  3. Thirst
  4. Increase in passing urine
  5. Cough
  6. Unexplained loss of weight (1lb per week or more)

 

Sudden

  1. Breathlessness
  2. Swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat
  3. Blueness of the lips
  4. Loss of consciousness
  5. Loss of vision
  6. Convulsions
  7. Unexplained behavioural change
Difficulty

  1. Swallowing
  2. Breathing
Change

  1. In bowel habit
  2. In a skin lesion (size, shape, colour, bleeding, itching, pain)

 

Others

  1. Pallor
  2. Unexplained swelling or lumps
  3. Neck stiffness in a patient with fever
  4. Unexplained fever, particularly if persistent or recurrent
  5. Brown patches
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Emma Wennington

Ma, Bsc (Hons) DipION, mBANT, mHNHC

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