Various fluctuations in vitality, mood or mental balance occur much more often than those life events capable of influencing them in one way or another.
Explanations that justify a low background of mood, weakness, self-doubt, or fears arise in people by themselves, making them sound extremely logical and convincing. Attempts to remove or change this direction of thought with the help of psychological methods usually used in psychotherapy often do not lead to the desired result. The reasons for the ineffectiveness of these methods are well known to science, but the specificity leads psychotherapists, in most cases, to make the same mistakes.
One of the main provisions of psychotherapy is that if a person has any psychological problems, they can only be caused by psychological reasons. However, this approach to the problem does not consider the inevitable and proven dependence of the nervous system on the state of the entire organism and its organs. Simply put, everything is interconnected.
Neurologists support the validity of this approach. Chronic headache, the cause of which is hidden in the impaired activity of the kidneys or gallbladder, is well covered in the medical literature and can also serve as a clear confirmation of this principle.
Psychotherapy and neurologists have many effective means to normalize the neuropsychic state and weakness of patients.
Causes of chronic fatigue and weakness
With the modern rhythm of life and a negative information background, it is very difficult to avoid stress, weakness, and emotional overwork. It is even worse if fatigue builds up and then begins to come not only at the end of the working day or week but almost constantly; this means that it is finally time to hear the signals for help that the body sends.
Chronic fatigue syndrome nervous system is a disease of civilized countries. At-risk are residents of megalopolises, especially people whose work is associated with increased responsibility; these include teachers, doctors, firefighters, entrepreneurs, and people in high positions. However, chronic fatigue syndrome can also appear in other professions – no one is immune from this unpleasant disease. Poor sanitary and ecological conditions, chronic diseases, viral infections, and an unbalanced emotional and intellectual load increase the chances of developing chronic fatigue syndrome even at a young age.
The onset of chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with developing a specific neurosis of the central regulatory centers of the autonomic nervous system. If left untreated, this syndrome can develop into depression and cause infectious and allergic diseases.
Chronic fatigue symptoms nervous system
The main symptom of chronic fatigue of the nervous system is unreasonable constant fatigue, which reduces performance by several times. Usually, any severe fatigue goes away after proper sleep and rest. If a person sleeps and eats well, but continues to feel sluggish and tired, which prevents them from doing their usual things, this is more pathological. However, this is reflected in the psycho-emotional well-being of a person, significantly limiting everyday life and interfering with communication since moral resources are no longer enough even for loved ones. In addition, chronic fatigue can lead to headaches, memory impairment, insomnia, nausea, and more. Due to the variety of symptoms, the disease is difficult to diagnose.
Chronic weakness and fatigue appear gradually, and a person may not realize for a long time how many opportunities have been lost until they try to compare their performance in the old days with what is now. Unfortunately, people often attribute the loss of energy to age or life circumstances, ignoring the symptoms and exacerbating the situation.
It is essential to pay attention to the following signs of chronic fatigue of the nervous system in time:
- Constant loss of strength and decreased performance. According to the indicated signs, the deterioration of health by more than 50% of the norm for six or more months is of clinical significance.
- Fast fatiguability. If actions that were previously easy turn into a huge problem, you should pay special attention to this. And this applies not only to business issues: a short walk, meeting with friends, or even a trip to the store can be accompanied by fatigue.
- Mood swings. Another symptom of chronic fatigue can be mood swings, from complete apathy to outbursts of anger.
- Sleep disturbances, drowsiness, insomnia, not invigorating superficial or intermittent sleep.
- Headaches that differ from those before, in intensity, nature, or duration.
- Problems with memory and thinking, impaired concentration, deterioration of mood, difficulty remembering information, irritability.
- Decreased immunity, for example, frequent sore throat, exacerbation of chronic diseases.
- Increased body temperature.
- An increase in different groups of lymph nodes: cervical, axillary, or others.
The first of the listed symptoms are key, while the rest complement the picture. In advanced cases, chronic fatigue not only reduces the quality of life but can also provoke life-threatening situations. For example, sudden deterioration in concentration or drowsiness is a common cause of accidents. That is why it is essential to start treatment on time and consult neurologists for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Signs of weakness and weakness
The main symptom that can be a wake-up call is constant fatigue after sleep. You can spend a full 8 hours in bed, but you will feel tired in the morning when you wake up.
Also, patients who have a suspicion of chronic fatigue syndrome complain about:
- persistent headaches
- distracted attention
- joint pain
- muscle aches
- lack of coordination
- memory problems
- depressed mood
- increased irritability.
In many patients, the onset of chronic fatigue syndrome is similar to that of a classic viral infection. Lethargy, muscle aches, enlarged lymph nodes, sometimes symptoms of respiratory diseases appear.
For example, often, a feeling of weakness is a symptom of a weakened immune system. Such manifestations of the disease will not go away on their own. You should consult your doctor and neurologists. Before diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome, a full diagnosis should be carried out to exclude other diseases with similar symptoms.
Prolonged fatigue can lead to serious neurological damage. A significant proportion of patients with this syndrome suffer from increased sleepiness or, conversely, from insomnia.
Treatment and prevention
Chronic fatigue syndrome can and should be treated, but don’t self-medicate. Only neurologists can correctly determine the diagnosis, prescribe outpatient treatment, or refer to a wellness center. People at risk and those who have noticed anxiety symptoms should pay attention to their lifestyle.
- Relaxation. Make sure to rest for a couple of weeks at least twice a year. Give yourself a couple of hours in the evenings, and spend time with family or friends on weekends.
- Physical activity. Correct and regular physical activity helps to strengthen the body, improve mood and cope with fatigue. Swimming, fitness, yoga, aerobics, running, dancing, cycling, and even regular morning exercises will do.
- Healthy sleep. Try to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep. At the same time, it is essential to sleep precisely at night: melatonin is produced during sleep at night. Deficiencies can cause stress.
Wellness procedures and normalization of the psycho-emotional background. To improve the general condition of the body in case of overwork and chronic fatigue syndrome, it is worth taking a course of massage and other health-improving and relaxing procedures.