The mechanism of occurrence of weakness, its nature - due to the reason that provoked the occurrence of this symptom. Fatigue can occur as a result of severe emotional, nervous or physical strain, as well as due to chronic or acute diseases and conditions. In the first case, the weakness can disappear on its own without any consequences - there is enough sleep and rest.
Thus, a common cause of weakness is the flu - an acute viral infectious disease, accompanied by general intoxication of the body. Along with weakness, additional symptoms appear here:
- high temperature
- pains in the head, joints and muscles,
- intense sweating.
The occurrence of weakness is peculiar to another common phenomenon - vegetative-vascular dystonia, which is a whole complex of various symptoms, among which are noted:
- sleep disturbance,
- interruptions in the work of the heart.
Rhinitis, which becomes chronic in its turn, is accompanied by the emerging swelling of the nasal mucosa, which over time leads to effects on the pituitary gland. Under this influence, the main functioning of the internal secretion gland involved in the area of edema disrupts normal functioning. Arising failures in the pituitary gland lead to an imbalance in many body systems: endocrine, nervous, immune, etc.
Other causes of weakness
Severe and severe weakness - a symptom inherent severe poisoning, general intoxication.
In a healthy person, weakness may result from: brain injury, blood loss - as a result of a sharp decrease in pressure.
In women, weakness occurs during menstruation.
Also weakness is inherent in anemia - A disease characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin contained in red blood cells. Considering that this substance transports oxygen from the respiratory organs to the tissues of the internal organs, an insufficient amount of hemoglobin in the blood leads to oxygen starvation experienced by the body.
Constant weakness is inherent in beriberi - a disease indicating a lack of vitamins. This usually occurs as a result of strict and irrational diets, poor and monotonous nutrition.
In addition, weakness may be a symptom of the following diseases:
A number of chemical elements are responsible for the feeling of cheerfulness and a surge of fresh forces in our body. We list only some of them:
More often, this disease affects residents of large cities engaged in business or other very responsible and hard work, living in adverse environmental conditions, with unhealthy ambitions, constantly under stress, malnourished and not playing sports.
Based on the above, it becomes clear why chronic fatigue has recently become an epidemic in developed countries. In the United States, Australia, Canada, Western European countries, the incidence rate of chronic fatigue syndrome ranges from 10 to 40 cases per 100,000 population.
CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS can develop in any person, although it is more common in women. Usually:
This condition indicates the extreme depletion of vitality. Weakness occurs with the growth of physical and emotional overload. Further, already constant weakness and weakness are accompanied by a number of additional symptoms:
- loss of appetite
- loss of concentration
- Chronic lack of sleep.
- Emotional stress.
- Viral infections.
Today, chronic fatigue is treated using various methods of cleansing the body, special preparations are administered to normalize the central nervous system and brain activity, as well as to restore the functioning of the endocrine, immune system and the gastrointestinal system. In addition, psychological rehabilitation plays an important role in solving this problem.
The program of treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome must include:
Properly dispose of the available forces, you can do more things. To do this, you need to properly plan your schedule for the day and even the week ahead. By correctly allocating the case - instead of rushing to do as much as possible in a short period of time - you can make steady progress.
The following rules may also help:
- avoid stressful situations
- refrain from alcohol, caffeine, sugar and sweeteners,
- avoid any foods and drinks that cause a negative reaction in the body,
- eat regularly small meals to relieve nausea
- rest a lot
- try not to sleep for a long time, because excessively long sleep can worsen the symptoms.
It is necessary to take 10 g of dry and carefully crushed leaves of plantain and pour 300 ml of boiling water over them, insist for 30-40 minutes in a warm place. Consumption scheme: 2 tablespoons at a time, three times a day, half an hour before meals. Reception duration - 21 days.
Mix 2 tablespoons of oats, 1 tablespoon of dried leaves of peppermint and 2 tablespoons of leaves of tatarnik (prickly). The resulting dry mixture is poured with 5 cups of boiling water and infused for 60-90 minutes in a dish wrapped in a terry towel. Scheme of use: by? cup 3-4 times daily before meals. Reception duration - 15 days.
You need to take 300 grams of dried flowers of meadow clover, 100 grams of regular sugar and a liter of warm water. Put the water on the fire, bring to a boil and pour clover, boil for 20 minutes. Then the infusion is removed from the heat, cooled, and only after that the specified amount of sugar is added to it. Take clover infusion need 150 ml 3-4 times a day, instead of tea or coffee.
Flower essences are designed to alleviate mental disorders and relieve tension in the emotional sphere. They are especially useful if you are depressed or have lost interest in life:
- clematis (clematis): to be more cheerful,
- olive: for all types of stress
- dog rose: with apathy,
- willow: if you are constrained by lifestyle restrictions imposed by the disease.
Symptoms of weakness
Weakness caused by the development of acute infectious diseases, occurs suddenly. Its growth is directly related to the rate of infection and the resulting intoxication of the body.
The nature of the appearance of weakness in a healthy person as a result of a strong physical or nervous overstrain is associated with the amount of overload. Usually, in this case, signs of weakness occur gradually, accompanied by a loss of interest in the work being done, fatigue, loss of concentration and absent-mindedness.
About the same character is weakness caused by prolonged starvation or in the case of strict diet. Along with this symptom, there are also external signs of beriberi:
- pallor of the skin,
- increased brittle nails,
- hair loss, etc.
Treatment of weakness
In the case of infectious diseases, the root cause is the action of the infectious agent. Here apply appropriate drug therapy, supported by the necessary measures aimed at improving immunity.
In a healthy person, the weakness resulting from overwork is eliminated itself. Basic control measures - good sleep and rest.
In the treatment of weakness caused by overwork, nervous overstrain, has great importance recovery of nerve forces and increase the stability of the nervous system. To this end, therapeutic measures are aimed primarily at normalizing the work and rest schedule, eliminating negative, irritating factors. Effective use of funds phytotherapy, massage.
In some cases, eliminating weakness will require diet correction, the introduction of products rich in vitamins and essential trace elements.
Which doctors to treat for weakness and exhaustion:
Questions and Answers on "Weakness"
Question:Hello! I am 33 years old (my female / female) has a sore neck and weakness.
Answer: Perhaps osteochondrosis, you need a full-time consultation with a neurologist.
Question:Hello! When I have pains of osteochondrosis, the epigastric region hurts and there can be some connection!
Answer: When osteochondrosis in the middle or lower thoracic spine can be pain in the epigastric region and in the abdomen. They are often mistaken for symptoms of diseases of the stomach or pancreas, gall bladder or intestines.
Question:weakness pain in the right shoulder blade from the shoulder nothing to eat I do not want that with me
Answer: The causes of pain in the right shoulder blade can be many. We recommend contacting the therapist in person.
Question:Hello! I am 30 years old, I got sick with tuberculosis, and the weakness remained, even worse. Tell me what to do, it's impossible to live!
Answer: A side effect of the use of anti-TB drugs are muscle, joint, headaches, weakness, apathy, lack of appetite. Recovery from tuberculosis is in compliance with the daily regimen, the establishment of nutrition and proper physical activity.
Question:Hello, tell me which doctor you should contact: coab for 4-5 months, complete apathy, dispersion, lately pain behind the ears, you have to drink painkillers. Analyzes are normal. I go to droppers because of headaches. What could be?
Answer: Pain behind the ears: ENT (otitis), neurologist (osteochondrosis).
Question:Hello! I am 31 years old, female. I constantly have weakness, weakness, lack of sleep, apathy. I often feel cold, I can’t warm up under a blanket for a long time. It is difficult to wake up, during the day I want to sleep.
Answer: A full blood count, it is necessary to eliminate anemia. Check blood for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Follow the blood pressure a few days, if there is a decrease in pressure. Consult a neurologist: circulatory disorders in the vessels of the spine, brain.
Question:Man 63 years old. ESR 52mm / s. They checked the lungs clean, chronic bronchitis characteristic of the smoker. In the morning fatigue, weakness in the legs. The therapist prescribed antibiotics for bronchitis. Which doctor to contact?
Answer: High POPs can be associated with chronic bronchitis of the smoker. Common causes of weakness: anemia (blood test) and thyroid disease (endocrinologist), but it is better to undergo a comprehensive examination.
Question:Hello! I am a 50-year-old woman, in September 2017 the feudalodif anemia got sick with anemia. Hemoglobin rose in January 2018, weakness still persists in walking, legs hurt, everything checked, B12 is normal, MRI of the brain and spinal cord, ultrasound of all organs, lower vessels limbs, everything is normal, ENMG is normal, and barely go, what could it be?
Answer: If the cause of the anemia has not been resolved, it can recur. In addition, you should check the thyroid gland.
Question:Hello, my name is Alexandra two years ago after giving birth I was discharged from the hospital with diagnoses, anemia of the second degree, sinusarrhythmia. Today I feel very bad, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, constant stresses, nerves, depression, pain in the heart, sometimes hands go numb, sometimes fainting, head heavy, I can not work, I can not lead a normal life. two children do not have the strength to go out with them. Please tell me what to do and how to be ..
Answer: Get tested, starting with the therapist. Both anemia and sinus arrhythmia can be the causes of your condition.
Question:Good day! I am 55 years old. I have severe sweating, weakness, fatigue. I have hepatitis C, doctors say that it is not active. It feels in the right side under the liver a round ball with a fist. I feel very bad, I often visit doctors, but there’s no point. What to do? They are sent to a paid examination, but they don’t have money, they don’t want to be hospitalized, they say that I’m still breathing, has not yet fallen.
Answer: Hello. Complaints about poor medical care - hotline of the Ministry of Health: 8 800 200-03-89.
Question:14 years I go to the doctors. No strength, constant weakness, wadded legs, want to sleep and want. Shchitovitka is the norm, hemoglobin is lowered. Raised it, but did not find from what. Sugar is normal, and sweat pours hail. No strength, I can lie all day. Help advise what to do.
Answer: Hello. Have a cardiologist been consulted?
Question:Good day! Tell me please, I have cervical chondrosis, it often hurts in the region of the neck and gives to the frontal part, especially when I cough in the frontal part gives it to the pain. It scares me if it can not be God forbid cancer. Thank!
Answer: Hello. This is the manifestation of cervical chondrosis.
Question:Hello! A strong weakness, especially in the legs and arms, appeared suddenly, there are no headaches, there is anxiety, excitement. The endocrinologist had, the therapist had, the cardiologist had, had an ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity, received injections, and the state was the same: then there was a heavy weight in the whole body, then she let go. Thank!
Answer: Hello. If the endocrinologist, therapist and cardiologist did not find anything, then it remains to consult a neuropathologist in order to exclude circulatory disorders in the vessels of the spine and brain. If weakness appeared on the background of stress, depression - a psychotherapist.
Question:In the morning, severe weakness, lack of appetite, shakes everything inside, head as if in a fog, eyesight becomes diffuse, there is no concentration of attention, fear, depression about their condition.
Answer: Hello. There can be many reasons, you need to check your thyroid, hemoglobin and consult a neurologist and psychotherapist.
Question:Hello, weeks 2 have a weakness in the evening, nausea, do not want to eat, indifference to life. Tell me what it can be?
Answer: Hello. The reasons may be many, you need to consult in person the therapist who will refer you for an examination.
Question:Hello, I'm 49, doing fitness, working on my feet, but lately losing strength, feeling dizzy. I sleep at least 8 hours, hemoglobin is normal, I checked my thyroid gland, I take magnesium for its intended purpose, my pressure is low (all my life). Advise that you need to check.
Answer: Hello. You need a full-time consultation with a neurologist about dizziness.
Question:Hello, 25 years old, woman, about a month of severe weakness, dizziness, apathy, constantly want to sleep, no appetite. Tell me what to do?
Answer: Hello. If this occurs on the background of medication, you should discuss this with your doctor, if not, you need an internal consultation of a neurologist (dizziness).
Question:Hello, constant weakness in general, I can’t live normally, problems have started with my back and life is derailed, I'm afraid I won’t find a solution to the problem and don’t know how to solve it, can you advise something? I am very excited, I live in fear, I am 20 years old, I am afraid to lose my mind.
Answer: Hello. Persistent weakness is a symptom of many diseases and conditions. You need to conduct a survey - to pass blood tests: general, biochemical, thyroid hormones and apply for full-time reception to a therapist and a psychologist.
Question:Hello! I am 22 years old. Already as 4 day dizzy. And it can be hard to breathe and to all this I feel weak and tired. A week ago, two days after a heavy weekend, there was blood from the nose. Tell me what can cause these problems? Thanks for the answer.
Answer: It is possible that you are overtired. Tell me, please, have you had any recent situations when you have been sleeping badly and didn’t sleep much, did you spend too much time at the computer? The symptoms described by you can be at increase in arterial pressure, at intracranial hypertensia. I recommend that you do an M-ECHO, an EEG and consult a neurologist.
Question:For 3 months, the temperature is about 37, dry mouth, fatigue. Blood and urine tests are fine. Recently, often ill with angina treated with antibiotics.
Answer: This temperature is not considered elevated and, in the absence of complaints, does not require treatment, but if you are concerned about fatigue, dry mouth, you must pass a series of examinations. I recommend you to do a bacteriological analysis (seeding from the pharynx), blood test for sugar, as well as analysis for thyroid hormones (TSH, T3, T4, antibodies to TPO), since these symptoms can be a manifestation of many diseases. I also recommend that you do such a study, an immunogram and personally visit an immunologist.
Question:Hello, I am 34 years old, female. For about 3 years - constant weakness, shortness of breath, sometimes arms and legs swell. There is no pain anywhere, dizziness rarely happens, gynecologically everything is in order, pressure is normal, only sometimes there is a temperature of 37.5 and higher, without a cold, just like that.But weakness has been growing stronger lately, especially after sleep, and lately I can’t cure or have a cold or a cold, cough for a month or more (not strong). I will not go to the doctors about this, I want to ask about it here. Is it chronic fatigue syndrome? And is there any way to get rid of it?
Answer: I advise you to undergo a comprehensive examination without fail, go to the clinic of autonomic disorders or to any psychosomatic clinic where you will be prescribed consultations of all specialists (psychiatrist, neurologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist). After the examination, the doctors will decide on you. Psychotherapy is required in any case!
Question:Hello! I am 19 years old. Last week began to feel bad. The stomach hurts, sometimes gives in the back, sometimes there is a slight nausea. Fatigue, loss of appetite (or rather, sometimes I want to eat, but when I look at the food, I feel sick), weakness. What could be the reason? I have low pressure all the time, there are problems with the thyroid gland.
Answer: Perform a blood test, urine, gynecologist examination.
Question:Hello. I'm 22, at work in the office suddenly became ill. Dizzy, almost fainted. Temperature, cough, runny no. Not a cold. Previously, this was not. And still felt weak. Observed recently a tired state, after work I fall down, although I work 8 hours, not physically. I exclude pregnancy, because there was a menstruation. What tests do you recommend to pass in order to determine what is the matter?
Answer: Hello! Give a detailed general blood test, it is necessary to eliminate anemia first of all. Check the blood for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) on any day of the cycle. Follow the blood pressure a few days, if there is a decrease in pressure. If nothing is revealed, then consult with a neuropathologist, it is necessary to exclude circulatory disorders in the vessels of the spine and brain.
The essence of premenstrual syndrome and its causes
PMS is a complex of symptoms that are neuropsychiatric, endocrine, and vegetative-vascular. The occurrence of these processes is marked by women on the eve of monthly menstruation. It can begin both a week and a few days before the first day of the cycle. There is no standard time frame, they are very individual.
PMS can manifest itself in the form of:
- weakness before menstruation,
- pain in the lower abdomen, chest,
- irritability, mood swings,
- nausea and vomiting possible
- pressure surges, etc.
Previously, doctors could only give a theoretical explanation for the occurrence of these symptoms. But now, based on the results of many studies, the following possible reasons are distinguished:
- Hormonal surges that occur in the body of a woman. This is associated with a decrease in the concentration of estrogen, progesterone, serotonin in the plasma.
- Increased fluid retention in tissues due to hormonal changes. Which, in turn, entail a violation of metabolic processes, in particular - glucose.
- Diseases of a psychosomatic nature.
- Heredity. As practice shows, mother and daughter are exposed to about the same manifestations of well-being during menstruation.
As often as symptoms occur in a complex or one entails another, it is difficult to isolate one cause. The female reproductive system is too closely connected with the endocrine, nervous, digestive. Therefore, the manifestation of symptoms is different.
Weakness during menstruation
Depending on the presence of a group of specific symptoms, there are several varieties of the syndrome. Weakness during menstruation is characteristic of the neuropsychic form of PMS. In this case it is possible:
- weakness in the legs before menstruation,
- severe weakness during menstruation,
- weakness and nausea after menstruation.
Even this form is accompanied by tearfulness, aggressiveness, soreness of the mammary glands, as well as a reaction to taste, olfactory, auditory and any other stimuli. Women tend to be depressed more than ever during this period.
Nausea and weakness before menses.
Weakness can have varying degrees of severity, from general malaise to nausea, even vomiting. In this case, the overall menstrual blood loss is exacerbated by dehydration. Plasma hemoglobin level decreases, which may also decrease as a result of bleeding caused by more serious diseases of the female reproductive system, such as uterine fibroids, hyperplasia, endometrial polyposis, and various oncological diseases.
Important! If, during menstruation, weakness is accompanied not only by nausea, but also by shortness of breath, arrhythmia, pressure drops, and pale skin, then the likelihood of low hemoglobin is high.
It is important to determine its true cause in order to diagnose the disease in a timely manner. In the case of the usual premenstrual syndrome, the characteristic symptoms quickly pass. And if such manifestations occur regardless of the cycle period, then the etiology of this process should be determined as soon as possible with the help of a qualified specialist.
It suffers weakness during menstruation: what to do
Premenstrual syndrome can not be cured. You can only mute the manifestation of his symptoms, as described below.
- Painkillers will relieve painful sensations (Ibuprofen, Ketans, etc.).
- Quiet calm atmosphere, the opportunity to relax, lie down.
- Joy will reduce irritability, lift your spirits.
- Sweets will increase the level of endorphins in the body, etc.
What if weakness before, during and after critical days does not leave you? First of all, you need to pay attention to your lifestyle. It is necessary to adhere to the following rules:
- Compliance with the daily regimen, healthy sleep, even on the eve of PMS, will significantly reduce the manifestation of weakness.
- Proper nutrition, not exacerbating the load on the body, but rather relieves it. Receiving vitamins, nutrients, microelements will contribute to the improvement of all metabolic processes, according to the overall improvement of well-being.
- You need to take the time to walk in the fresh air, where your lungs, and then the whole body the most saturated with oxygen.
- Physical activity, sports not only serve as an excellent prevention from a variety of diseases, but also contribute to the normal functioning of the reproductive system.
- Minimize, and better eliminate bad habits. Abuse of alcohol, nicotine, coffee has not brought any benefit to anyone. But the opposite effect is quite high. If you drink coffee as a panacea for low pressure, then replace it with green tea. It only contains natural caffeine, but is a strong antioxidant.
Numerous studies, reviews of patients indicate that taking hormonal contraceptives significantly reduces the manifestation of nausea and weakness during menstruation. The market for this product is quite wide. Therefore, in order not to harm your own health, consult a doctor. He will individually select the desired pharmaceutical product, starting from the results of laboratory studies on the level of certain hormones.
With weakness associated with a decrease in the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood, a long-term intake of medication containing iron (Tardiferon, Sorbifer, etc.) will be required. The scheme and duration of therapy is determined by the doctor individually, based on the patient's condition.
Important! Watch your well-being. Symptoms of PMS, including weakness during menstruation, should disappear with the onset of bleeding or in the first days of the cycle. If you feel unwell in the future, you need to pass the necessary additional examinations that can be appointed by a specialist
Do not forget that the woman - the keeper of the home, and whoever she may always be in a balanced psychological state. To do this, do not neglect timely preventive measures and monitor the state of their own health.