Thermoneurosis, symptoms and treatment
Everyone is familiar with unpleasant sensations,accompanying the rise in temperature. These are muscle pains, palpitation, headache, a feeling of malaise. But that's what thermoneurosis is, the symptoms of which, in fact, are the same, few know. Let's analyze what is it?
First a few words about the thermoregulation of the body. It is known that in the hypothalamus, one of the brain structures, is the center responsible for the regulation of body temperature. If it works normally, the temperature of a healthy person does not exceed 37 degrees. If, for some reason, the work of this center is disrupted, thermoneurosis may develop. Its symptoms are associated with a prolonged rise in temperature to subfebrile, that is, up to 37.5 degrees. At the same time, there are no other reasons for its increase: infection, trauma, inflammatory diseases, endocrine disorders.
This temperature worries a person for a long timetime, sometimes up to several years. The exhausting feeling of malaise, weakness, aching muscles, palpitations, dizziness and headache reduce performance, significantly complicate life and cause anxiety.
There are fears, but is not thisthe manifestation of some latent serious infectious or chronic disease? Parents are particularly worried when the thermoneurosis in children or adolescents begins to seriously interfere with the learning and development of the child. Begin persistent examinations, going to doctors, but they do not give any result. With completely normal laboratory and other diagnostic indicators, the temperature continues to rise. Sometimes there are short-term improvements, and then everything starts from the beginning.
Only when all possible infectiousand non-infectious causes of hyperthermia, the thermoneurosis can be diagnosed. The cause of this condition is a violation of the autonomic nervous system. They can be caused by having once a head injury, fatigue, stress, anxiety, overwork. It turns out that the thermoneurosis, the symptoms of which are associated with an increase in temperature over a long period of time, is one of the varieties of vegetative dystonia.
This condition has characteristic features. It turns out that during the aspirin test (half an hour of aspirin is given and after half an hour the temperature is measured), the temperature does not decrease in case of violation of vegetovascular regulation. Another difference, which has a thermoneurosis: its symptoms can be manifested by a paradoxical temperature. That is, it is higher in the morning, while usually the temperature is higher in the evening. In addition, it is associated with stress, anxiety, overwork. Often the onset of the disease coincides with the periods of hormonal changes in the body.
What to do if you are worried about prolongeda subfebrile condition? First of all, you need to see a doctor so that he or she can appoint the necessary examinations. All inflammatory or infectious diseases, endocrine system disorders, gynecological diseases and collagenoses should be excluded. Only if the results of the examination did not reveal anything, it is necessary to consult a psychoneurologist. If the thermoneurosis is diagnosed, the treatment consists in prescribing sedatives, tranquilizers, which help to remove the syndrome of heightened anxiety. Treatment is appointed individually. Recommended treatment with homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, vitamins, massage.
It is necessary to adjust the sleep and rest regime,get rid of a source of constant stress and anxiety. Recommended swimming in the pool, outdoor activities, trips to nature, contrast shower in the morning and a cool shower before going to bed. By the way, it is advised to stop measuring the temperature now and then.
Usually, when the causes of thermoneurosis are eliminated, its manifestations cease. The prognosis for this condition is favorable. So do not lose optimism, and good health to you!