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Asthenia: symptoms, causes and effective remedies


Asthenia is a state of generalized weakness. Let's find out what it depends on and how to act when it occurs.

The term asthenia refers to both physical and psychic weakness of a generalized type. Those who suffer from it always feel tired, listless and with a lower resistance to effort than the norm.
A more widespread problem than you think and which can have the most disparate causes.
The first thing to do, therefore, is to understand what it can depend on . Only in this way, in fact, will it be possible to find the right method of intervention aimed at definitively treating every symptom of tiredness.

Asthenia: causes and symptoms

As already mentioned, asthenia can occur for various reasons. These are mostly related to the nervous or motor system. In rarer cases, however, they can be due to current illness, the use of certain substances or depression .
It usually doesn't take much to recognize it. The main symptoms are in fact tiredness, constant sense of fatigue, muscle weakness, slowness of movement, mental tiredness and pallor.


Going, however, to the most common causes and which are generally among the first to be investigated, there are:

Lack of sleep
– Low pressure
– Malnutrition
– Influence
Food intolerances or allergies
– Overtraining
– Respiratory allergies
– Pregnancy
– Menopause
– Herpes Zoster
– Infections present
– Metabolism alterations
– Abuse of alcohol or drugs
– Endocrinological problems
– Food poisoning
– Fibromyalgia
– Neuromuscular pathologies
– Emotional discomfort
– Tumors

Once the cause has been identified, for which it is possible to resort to clinical tests , the doctor can decide how to proceed. In most cases it is enough to solve the underlying problem to bring the energy back to the usual levels, while curing the ailment that caused the fatigue. In others, however, it may be useful to replace a treatment or add supplements or lifestyle changes.

In any case it is very important to find a solution. In fact, if protracted over time, asthenia leads to a significant reduction in the quality of life , making it impossible to carry out some essential tasks and thus leading to even serious consequences such as, for example, the loss of a job or the failure to carry out a certain project.

How to intervene in case of asthenia

Sometimes, checks to trace the causes of asthenia can take some time. In the meantime, therefore, there are some rules that can be followed in order to improve the situation a little or, at least, not to make it worse. In addition to checking for any fever or pressure, taking a pregnancy test and making sure you drink correctly, it is important to start taking better care of your diet and sleeping more. Eating energy foods and sleeping so you wake up rested always has a positive effect.

If you play sports it may be useful to reduce it for a while or increase the duration of your recovery sessions . If you don't practice it at all, a few short walks in the fresh air can help.

There are also natural remedies that can help in this regard. From ginseng, to coffee, to ginger root or blackcurrant, many of these are really effective for regaining some energy. However, before taking them it is always very important to ask the doctor's opinion first, especially if there are tests or checks in progress.

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