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Neurasthenia - Symptom, Treatment for Neurasthenia

What is Neurasthenia ?

Neurasthenia is another name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. It means the weakness of the nervous system. Neurasthenia is characterized by general lassitude, irritability, lack of concentration, worry, and hypochondria. Neurasthenia is a mental disorder triggered by stress or anxiety.

Neurasthenia covers a wide spectrum of symptoms, including painful sensations or numbness in parts of the body, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and fainting.

Causes of Neurasthenia

The cause of Neurasthenia is unknown. Some causes are -

  • heredity factors,
  • occupation (high stress occupations),
  • age (tends to occurs between 20 and 55 years of age), and
  • sex (predominantly see in males).

Symptom of Neurasthenia

Major symptoms of Neurasthenia include a feeling of weakness or fatigue, which may be accompanied by chest pain. A rapid intense heartbeat which may be irregular (palpitations, tachycardia) can occur. The individual may have cold, clammy hands and feet. Hyperventilation causes a dizzy or faint feeling. Sighing periodically, or sweating for no reason are other symptoms of Neurasthenia. It may occur along with or after depression or other psychological disorders. The aches and pains of Neurasthenia affect many of the muscles around the body, although not necessarily all at the same time. The pain is usually worse in the neck and the upper part of the back, and it's unlikely to be fully relieved by everyday painkillers - paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen.

Followings are some observed symptom of Neurasthenia -

  • waking up feeling totally unrefreshed
  • constant fatigue
  • feeling very stiff in the morning
  • numb hands or tingling fingers
  • finding everyday noise irritating and painful
  • loss of ability to concentrate
  • forgetfulness
  • irritability

Neurasthenia Disorder Subdivisions

  • Angiopathic Neurasthemia
  • Angioparalytic Neurasthenia
  • Pulsating Neurasthenia
  • Gastric Neurasthenia
  • Neurasthenia Gravis
  • Neurasthenia Precox
  • Neurocirculatory Asthenia

Treatment of Neurasthenia

No physical treatment has been established. If other mental or physical disorders are present, these may require treatment.

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