Advice and further information

If you have symptoms that are not explained by a diagnosis, it may help to read the topic on medically unexplained symptoms . Such mystery symptoms are surprisingly common, accounting for up to a fifth of all GP consultations in the UK.

If you have been diagnosed with a particular health condition, you can look it up in our A-Z index of treatments and conditions , where you will find reliable, evidence-based information about its treatment.

Generally, it is wise to view "holistic" and "natural health" websites with scepticism do not assume that the information they provide is correct or based on scientific facts or evidence.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018