Apathy and loss of energy – a wake-up call?
The unwillingness to do something is periodically observed in all people. And that’s okay. But only until such unwillingness develops into indifference to everything. In this case, interest in what is happening is lost, you don’t want to go out, sometimes you don’t even want to get out of bed. Doctors call this condition apathy. What problems and diseases are associated with such a decline in strength? And are the causes of apathy always harmless?
Why is apathy dangerous?
A breakdown is often perceived by others as the most common laziness. However, this is a rather difficult condition, which serves as the first signal of the development of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Most often, apathy is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle or psychological problems. But sometimes it can serve as a sign of developing pathologies in the body.
Loss of energy is characterized by the following symptoms:
flashing flies before the eyes;
loss of appetite;
weakness, body aches;
sensitivity to cold;
excessive freezing of the extremities;
pressure surges (both an increase and a decrease can be observed);
bouts of dizziness.
Signs of apathy are always individual. Therefore, some of the above symptoms may be absent. Instead, completely different signs (for example, fever) may be observed.
Apathy can lead to chronic fatigue
The person is constantly in a bad mood. This affects not only everyday activities (getting out of bed, going to the store), but also at work or school. Intellectual abilities are reduced, labor productivity is falling. Work or study becomes torture. Powerlessness appears, depression develops. This often leads to suicidal thoughts.
It is very dangerous to lose strength in children. If babies or teenagers stay in this state for a long time, then they get used to it. In the future, they may completely lose their taste for life. Doctors call this pathology asthenia.
What are the reasons for the breakdown: 4 everyday problems
Most often, apathy is caused by excessive stress on a person, both moral and physical. For a long time, the unfortunate person tries to cope with such tasks. And when the burden of worries becomes unbearable, apathy begins to develop.
So, the following moments are capable of causing a breakdown.
Work, household chores, problems of relatives, a lot of additional information and a constant desire to “finish everything” greatly exhaust a person. Such a routine simply sucks the energy out of the body. There is a need to replenish it. But instead of the required rest, a person “pulls himself together” and continues to work, housework, and children.
Chronic sleep deprivation
Regular lack of sleep can go unnoticed for a long time. But gradually the body is depleted. Night sleep is not only rest. This is an opportunity to restore the body, replenish energy reserves and “reboot” the brain. Lack or reduction of sleep leads to total fatigue. Such a breakdown is always accompanied by increased drowsiness.
The whole body suffers due to lack of sleep.
Vitamin deficiency can seriously disrupt a person’s normal life. The body reacts especially sharply to a lack of B vitamins. Such substances ensure the transport of nutrients and oxygen to all internal organs. Against the background of hypovitaminosis, tissue hypoxia develops (oxygen starvation).
Deficiency of nutrients can result in anemia. The human body begins to function in an economical mode, so as not to waste the rest of the energy. Visually, this mode is manifested by apathy.
Some medications can cause apathy. Therefore, carefully read the instructions for all drugs that you take.
Some antihistamines, antihypertensive drugs (beta-blockers), antidepressants, hormonal drugs, and oral contraceptives have side effects in the form of a breakdown.
Causes of apathy: 4 psychological factors
If all thoughts are occupied with some kind of experiences, conflicts or problems, then even a long rest is not able to replenish the energy supply. The following psychological factors can lead to the development of apathy.
Rejection by the team
A person who is constantly ignored by the people around him becomes an outcast. He has low self-esteem, lost motivation. Apathy begins to rise. People rejected by society eventually cease to take care of themselves. They change their priorities in life. Cravings for sweets or alcohol or drugs may develop.
Many are accustomed to seizing their problems with unhealthy products.
Unloved or monotonous work
Some people are forced to do things they don’t like. They can endure and drag the strap for a long time, motivating themselves with high salaries and pleasant bonuses. But over time, when dissatisfaction overflows the cup of patience, a breakdown may occur.