Spring is a condition - not a disease - as common among children as it is among adults. Spring is the time of change! On the one hand, nature comes back to life, and on the other, our body tends to "wilt" in the face of these changes in temperature, light and atmospheric pressure.
Find out how to help your child cope with these conditions so he doesn't fall into the most unfortunate trap: depression!
What is actually asthenia?
Astenia represents a condition characterized by a hormonal imbalance that has resulted from changes in the atmosphere that lead to the disturbance of the normal biological rhythm:
- increasing the number of hours of light (day);
- atmospheric pressure.
All these changes in nature send signals to the hypothalamus, and it activates the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters (involved in a person's state of mind). When their level is in imbalance, the state of sadness and apathy in children appears.
What are the symptoms of asthenia in spring?
The symptoms that appear in children are the same as those that manifest in adults:
- irritability, anxiety;
- cry without a plausible reason, out of the blue;
- muscle weakness;
- low concentration and attention;
- sadness, etc.
It is important to give proper attention to these conditions in your child, because if they persist and manifest themselves intensely, the simple asthenia - caused by the climatic changes - can turn into depression, which is no longer a simple condition or symptom, but a disease with serious implications for the health and development of the child.
Remedies against spring asthenia in children
There are several things you can consider to combat spring asthenia. An organized and balanced lifestyle, plus a little help from food supplements based on vitamins and minerals is the best remedy for this condition in children.
Vitamins and minerals essential in the fight against asthenia
The most important nutrients to combat fatigue and sadness are those that provide energy and good physical and mental tone:
- Vitamin B complex (eggs, whole grains, fish, milk);
- Vitamin C (citrus fruits, green vegetables, apples, etc.);
- copper (crustaceans, liver, fungi);
- phosphorus (broccoli, waist, chicken, dried forks);
- iron (peas, potatoes, spinach).
All these nutrients can be taken in the form of dietary supplements (at the advice of the doctor who has previously consulted the child) or from foods:
- fruits (apples, citrus fruits, blackberries);
- vegetables (parsley, green vegetables, pumpkins)
- cereals (oats, germinated seeds);
Enough sleep, relaxation and rest are the best allies of a strong and healthy organism, willing to cope with the tumultuous effects of the coming of spring. Therefore, create a stable sleep program for the child (both for the day and for the night), make sure he has moments of relaxation in his daily routine and that he is not overworked.
Physical activity is one of the best fighters of the asthenia of spring. The sport or the physical movement put on the run any lethargic state and give energy and good physical and mental tone to the child.
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