Spring asthenia is a problem that, although not serious, can cause a lot of discomfort. Doctors call it adjustment disorder since it usually appears just with the arrival of spring.

Spring asthenia is not really a disease , it is rather a set of symptoms or discomforts, related to the decline in the mood of human beings and almost half of the population suffers from it, according to statistics.

Some foundations such as Healthy Eating , have applied measurement instruments to determine the percentage of people who suffer from it. This foundation applied a survey to a sample of 2,400 people   and the result was that 37% suffered from this disorder .

How is spring asthenia manifested?

The lack of energy is the main nuisance that causes fatigue spring, also muscle weakness , difficulty sleeping, nervousness, headache , mood swings , poor appetite, tiredness and sadness for no reason.

Of course, some of these symptoms are indicators of other diseases, the difference is that when it comes to spring asthenia, these usually last two to three weeks, and only appear when spring comes in, if you see that these discomforts are prolonged , go to a specialized professional.

But why does this “downturn” occur in human beings by the simple entrance of a station? Very simple, at the end of winter, there is a sudden rise in temperature, there is more sunlight, changes in schedules occur and with it the rhythm of life.

The body to face these environmental changes reacts to protect itself and feels exhausted, therefore, one of the first discomforts is fatigue. On the other hand, when the sun rises earlier, people begin to increase their activities and expend more energy.

Who most often suffers from spring asthenia?

This process of adaptation of the body to the environment occurs in both sexes, however, it has been observed that those who suffer the most are women, especially the youngest, due to the maturity of the body to adapt to climate changes.

On the other hand, those who are more prone to these ailments are people who suffer from allergies, rhinitis, psoriasis or stomach ulcer . Spring asthenia has also been linked to some mental illnesses and affective disorders such as bipolarity.

What to do to relieve spring asthenia?

To alleviate the discomfort of spring asthenia, you just have to follow some habits in diet and lifestyle. Following a diet based on legumes, fruits, and whole grains will help you find enough vitamins and antioxidants to combat fatigue.

good hydration is also recommended, in addition to ingest the least 2 liters of mineral water, you can drink wines, tea or fruit juice , to keep you hydrated and avoid mental fatigue and decreased concentration.

Coffee and other stimulating beverages should be avoided as they can cause nervous excitement and stimulate fatigue. You can also use royal jelly, brewer’s yeast or pollen , as they act as revitalizers and will help you to be more clear.

The physical activity is also important. Exercise will put you in shape and activate your whole body, a simple walk in the sun will raise your spirits and revitalize you, thirty minutes will be enough to raise your energy.

There are many things you can do to raise your energy levels but the most important thing is that you order your habits and retire to rest early after a light dinner. Finally, keep the temperature in your room at around 20 degrees and you will have a good night’s sleep.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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