Neurasthenia

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

  

Neurasthenia or Nervous Weakness is weakening of the nerve cells causing the whole nervous system to lose its tone and become exhausted.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,

-stress occupations,

-tends to occurs between 20 and 55 years of age

-Male are more predominantly affected

 

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 is 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.

 

Followings are some observed symptom of Neurasthenia - 

-waking up feeling totally unfreshed

-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

 

Homoeopathic medicine:-

Homeopathic medicine helps treating the patient without side effects. Hence, homeopathy is more likely to help such cases. The constitutional remedy selected on the basis of a detailed history and examination would bring the patient back to normal activity. Homeopathic medicine is used as nerve tonics. It directly influences brain and nutritive function, increasing nerve force and improving the nutrition of the entire system.