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Table 1 Chief complaints

From: Is fasting safe? A chart review of adverse events during medically supervised, water-only fasting

  n (% of visits)a   n (% of visits)
Quality of life
Prevention (358), Fatigue (40), Fasting (2)
384 (50) Autoimmune
Rheumatic (22), Lupus (16), Sjogren’s (3)
43 (5.6)
Cardiovascular
Hypertension (152), Coronary Artery Disease (11), Arrhythmia (8)
193 (25.1) Dermatological
Rash (9), Psoriasis (8), Eczema (8)
42 (5.5)
Musculoskeletal
Arthritis (45), Osseous (36), Myalgia (21)
147 (19.1) Cancer
Breast (11), Andrologic (10), Lymphoma (3)
36 (4.7)
Gastrointestinal
Colitis (23), Gastritis (20), Constipation (17)
122 (15.9) Substance abuse
Drug (17), Food (12), Meds (4)
32 (4.2)
Endocrine
Thyroid (52), Diabetes (46), Reproductive (10)
107 (13.9) Dietary
Nutrition (9), Allergies (9), Eating disorder (7)
25 (3.3)
Metabolic
Dyslipidemia (59), Dysglycemia (11)
66 (8.6) Infection
Fungal (6), Bacterial (6), Viral (5)
24 (3.1)
Neurological
Headache (31), Neuropathy (16), Dizziness (6)
62 (8.1) Unknown
Other (20)
20 (2.6)
Genitourinary
Gynecologic (25), Urologic (18), Renal (8)
57 (7.4) Tumor
Neck (6), Breast (1), Colon (1)
8 (1)
Psychiatric
Depressive (21), Anxiety (12), Attention (9)
57 (7.4) Immune
Inflammation (6)
6 (0.8)
Pulmonological
Inflammation (27), Dyspnea (19), Infection (8)
56 (7.3) Laboratory value
Abnormal (5)
5 (0.7)
Ear, Eyes, Nose, & Throat
Sinus (18), Allergies (15), Ocular (13)
52 (6.8) Environmental
Exposure (3)
3 (0.4)
  1. aPatients may have indicated more than one chief complaint per visit