This is condition characterized by irritability followed by exhaustion of the brain and nerve centers. It is a pure neurosis expressing an abnormal irritability in response to stimuli. Heredity is the most frequent cause of brain fag. The inheritance may be due to rheumatism. Chronic alcoholism or a simple lack of nervous energy.
Exciting causes of brain fag are: overexertion either physical or mental as well the terrible hurry and worry or average civilian life. Sexual excesses and loss of vital fluids lead to nervous prostration.
The symptoms of brain fag are: mental and nervous weakness, inability to perform tasks which were formerly easy, lack of concentration upon the work, unnatural emotion temperament is irritable and excitable.
The sleep is disturbed or it is full of dreams or there may be insomnia. The vertigo is accompanied with pressing pains in vertex, burning in the occiput and down the spine. The sight becomes weak; the hearing is affected, hot flushes. Loss of appetite, flatulence etc. are other symptoms to note.
Homeopathic treatment for Brain fag
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat brain fag but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat brain fag that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of brain fag:
Calcaria Phos – when there is habitual coldness and venous congestion of the extremities due to debility. The face is emaciated and the patient sweats profusely at night. There is loss of appetite and sleep.
Magnesia Phos – is indicated in neurasthenia when there are neuralgic pains in the body. It is useful for trembling and general weakness.
Kali Phos – suits well after great mental strain. Men engaged in the literary work should take kali Phosphorus If they suffer from brain fag, kali phos restores nervous energy and covers the whole field of neurasthenia.
Natrum Mur – exhaustion after talking calls for this drug, there is sleeplessness and embarrassment of the brain.
Other important remedies are:
Picric Acid, Lycopodium, Anacardium, Argentum Nitricum, Baryta Carb, Gelsemium, Zincum Met, Sulphur, Nux Vomica, Selenium, Agnus C, Phosphoric Acid and many other medicines.