Everyone knows the feeling of fatigue, apathy, weakness, or, on the contrary, increased irritability, when the mood changes sharply, mental and physical performance is reduced, and it is not possible to fall asleep immediately. If this painful condition drags on, you may be facing an asthenic syndrome. It helps some people to cope with it:

Unlike usual fatigue, asthenia develops over a long period of time and self-treatment in this case does not help. Only a specialist can diagnose the pathology, determine its cause and prescribe treatment.

It is customary to distinguish between organic and functional asthenia. Organic asthenia develops against the background of an underlying disease. These may be somatic diseases (for example, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, arrhythmia, hypertension), infectious diseases (acute respiratory viral infections, viral hepatitis, food toxic infections, tuberculosis, etc.).

Functional, or reactive, asthenia is a temporary, reversible condition that is a consequence of various factors, such as stress, overload, jet lag, anxiety and depression. We can also talk about postpartum, postoperative, post-infection asthenia.

Asthenic syndrome can manifest itself in different ways. Hyperstenic asthenia is characterized by increased nervous excitability, irritability, sleep disorders, intolerance of loud sounds, bright lights, sharp smells. In hyposthenic asthenia, the threshold of susceptibility to external stimuli decreases, and lethargy, weakness and drowsiness appear.

A specific clinical picture of asthenia depends on the causes. For example, in atherosclerosis of cerebral blood vessels, intense fatigue, irritability and weakness are combined with a lowering of mood and tearfulness. Sense of fatigue, headaches come to the fore in asthenia caused by hypertension.

If you are bothered by an unstable emotional state for more than the first day, we recommend that you see a neurologist. The neurology department at Home Clinic is staffed by highly qualified specialists. Before making a diagnosis, the doctor will listen to you carefully, ask you specific questions, and examine your condition and your response to external cues.

If the cause of the asthenic syndrome was any disease, the neurologist will refer you to the appropriate specialist for consultation a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, urologist, gynecologist, endocrinologist. To diagn

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After conducting all necessary examinations and identifying the cause of asthenia specialists at our clinic prescribe treatment.

Symptoms of organic asthenia disappear after treatment of the underlying disease which provoked it.

Experts take a comprehensive approach to the treatment of functional asthenia. It includes the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle (work and rest regime, exercise, good nutrition), physical therapy, psychotherapy and medication therapy (taking tonic agents, vitamins, in some cases nootropics and neuroprotectors).