BODY WEAKNESS (Asthenia)
Many people use the term weakness as a means of expressing tiredness, weariness, lack of energy or fatigue, Although this is not technically correct. Weakness is a decrease in the strength of one or more muscles. The medical definition of weakness refers to the loss of muscle strength.
Weakness may be generalized or may affect one muscle or muscle group exclusively. Diseases of the neuromuscular system, injuries, metabolic diseases, and toxins can all cause measurable muscle weakness. Signs and symptoms of weakness can include trouble doing daily tasks, such as grooming or writing problems with gait, and loss of balance.
People suffering from certain medical conditions (for example, chronic fatigue, insomnia, cancer, heart disease, adrenal disease, or influenza) may describe feelings of total body weakness, referring to feelings of malaise or tiredness, even though no detectable loss of muscle strength is present.
Generalized weakness is most often related to fatigue or low blood pressure. It can be also be related to endocrine problems. Medical reports have identified several conditions associated with acute weakness seen in the emergency room.
Some Common Causes of Weakness Include:
- Thyroid disease
- Depression or anxiety
- A lack of sleep
- Poorly managed or undiagnosed diabetes
- Congestive heart failure
- Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Medication side effects, which often occur when taking mild tranquilizers to treat anxiety
- Certain muscle diseases
Physiotherapy Treatment of Body Weakness
Certainly, at Effective Physiotherapy & Fitness Clinic body weaknesses are giving technical knockout on daily basis. By God’s grace a lot of our clients has gone back rejoicing after treating them of body weaknesses. Thereafter many sleep like a new born babe and feel refreshed. They usually express their gratitude by being free completely from muscular pains.
Likewise, our timely physiotherapeutic intervention can help to curb or arrest unpleasant situations that can come from prolonged body weakness. When body weakness is left unattended to in the body, it can degenerate to another problem in the body. Hence, assistance from a known and well experienced physiotherapist must be urgent.
In addition, to fix body weakness you will need to treat the underlying cause. For example, carbon monoxide poisoning can only be treated by moving the patient out of the environment where the carbon monoxide is in the air this means moving the patient out of the house.
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