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Misdiagnosis of Jet lag

Diseases for which Jet lag may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Jet lag is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Jet lag: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Jet lag may include these medical conditions:

  • When traveling across a number of time zones, the body clock will be out of sync with the destination time, as it experiences daylight and darkness contrary to the rhythms to which it has grown accustomed: the body's natural pattern is upset, as the rhythms that dictate times for eating, sleeping, hormone regulation and body temperature variations no longer correspond to the environment nor to each other in some cases
  • more causes...»

Jet lag: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Jet lag

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or burning sensations in the legs, with the irresistable urge to move the legs. This need for leg movement leads to tossing and turning, or getting up out of bed, all of which interferes with the ability to fall asleep. The sufferer then has the typical symptoms of sleep deprivation during the day: fatigue, tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, poor concentration and so on. This condition is sometimes misdiagnosed as other conditions such as ADHD, sleep disorders, other causes of insomnia, or other causes of leg tingling. Many patients also suffer from a related disorder called Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), which causes leg spasms or other jerky movements. See introduction to RLS or introduction to PLMD.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Jet lag or confirming a diagnosis of Jet lag, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Jet lag may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Jet lag. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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