The human mind has an extremely fragile balance, strongly influenced by the things it defines as important and the priorities that come with them. When this balance is disturbed by certain factors such as the influence of seasonal change on the body, man tends to become asthenic. Read on to find out more about spring asthenia.
What is spring asthenia?
Asthenia is a general weakening of the body, felt by a state of severe fatigue that affects not only the mental state, but also the physical one. This would be the simplest explanation for these states of dizziness and weakness.
In general, when we refer to spring asthenia, we think of a medical condition that affects our well-being and does not allow us to enjoy, as it should, the season in which nature is reborn in the most surprising ways. In order to be treated properly, we need to better understand the condition, at least to distinguish between physical asthenia and other conditions.
Spring asthenia is a disorder that usually occurs in the transition from winter to spring and is related to our body’s ability to adapt to external changes. Even though spring is a wonderful season, which we always enjoy, we must not forget that it comes “packaged” with a series of processes that affect our mental and physical condition.
In fact, spring asthenia is also called spring fever and is not considered a disease, but rather a medical condition that can affect, more or less, daily activity.
Symptoms of spring asthenia
Spring asthenia must be differentiated from asthenia per se, being rather an accumulation of self-induced physical manifestations, felt by most people in the form of:
- Fever, headache, myalgia
- Lack of appetite
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Lowering blood pressure
- Feeling dizzy
- Muscular cramps
- Hair loss.
- Common mood disorders in people with spring asthenia include mental exhaustion, depression, irritability, general confusion, and difficulty concentrating on specific tasks.
Causes of spring asthenia
Over time, some explanations have been found as to what could cause spring asthenia. These include:
- Hormonal instability caused by excessive light. The eye has certain receptors that perceive sunlight and adjust the production of melatonin, a hormone responsible for drowsiness. The more exposed the eye is to light, the more melatonin the body will produce. With the arrival of spring, man is exposed to more and more time in daylight, with a hormonal imbalance taking place.
- Low endorphin levels. Endorphins, or molecules of happiness, are hormones that cause feelings of calm and well-being, and when their level is low, states of anxiety, negativity and sadness appear. Endorphin production decreases during the winter due to low light, negative temperatures, but also because many people reduce their physical activity during the winter, and the effects are felt in the spring.
- Allergies. Exposure to pollen, mold, dust mites results in the development of certain allergies. Research by eHealthme.com shows that asthenia is very common among people with a predisposition to seasonal allergies, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Among people with seasonal allergies who also face asthenia, 38.55% are over 60 years old.
- Prolonged exposure to stress. Stress intensifies any medical problem or condition, including asthenia. People whose bodies make an extra effort to adapt to some new conditions, be they weather, medical or personal, are more likely to experience asthenia, says epainassist.com. Some of the personal situations that favor the onset of asthenia are: prolonged intense physical activity, excessive work, change of job, financial instability, difficulties that occur in case of a change in lifestyle – moving to another city or another tara etc.
- Frequent climate change. Spring brings with it an instability in terms of weather conditions: hot days are followed by rainy and cold days. This forces the body to adapt and readjust continuously, increasing the predisposition to asthenia
Spring asthenia treatment
The methods by which spring asthenia can be treated are to optimize the serum levels of serotonin in the body and are represented by sun exposure to promote vitamin D synthesis, regular exercise and adopting a balanced diet that meets the needs of the body including dairy products. , animal proteins, fruits and nuts. Engaging in recreational activities is another method of treatment in the case of spring asthenia and involves going out for walks, reading and free time to be spent with loved ones.
Adherence to a regular rest schedule that includes at least 7 hours of sleep per night, prevents irritability and difficulty concentrating and memorizing frequently encountered in the case of spring asthenia.