The English term burnout briefly but very aptly describes how those affected feel - namely blank, exhausted, powerless, tired and somehow burnt out. As a rule, they suffer not only from various emotional disorders and a general decline in mental performance and resilience, which can, for example Depressions, Anxiety, Irritability, Avolition and Concentration problems will result in...
On the contrary, various physical complaints on. The range of these physical Burnout symptoms is very large and ranges from heart pain, high blood pressure, high pulse rate, headaches and back pain to digestive problems, breathing problems and disorders of sexual function. Often the attending physician does not find any physical causes for the complaints, although the affected persons feel them clearly and in their Quality of life severely restricted are.
Physical symptoms of burnout
Many people affected by burnout suffer, for example, from Insomnia. They have trouble falling asleep or often wake up in the middle of the night. A large proportion also suffer from a tightness in the chest, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath or sweating attacks.
Also Digestive problems without physical causes can indicate burnout. Some of those affected suffer from stomach pressure and stomach cramps, from heartburn and pressure pains in the area of the gall bladder up to biliary colic. Their mental and emotional exhaustion, their often unacknowledged fears and worries literally "hit" their stomach, "constrict it" and cause the bile to "overflow". Diarrhea and constipation are also common, the Intestine reacts very sensitively to psychological problems.
Another physical symptom of burnout syndrome are Erectile dysfunction. With the progression of the disease, the desire for sex increasingly recedes into the background for many of those affected. In addition, but also diseases are triggered by the burnout syndrome, where the connection is much more difficult to recognize.
Burnout patients, for example, suffer much more frequently than others from ringing in the ears (Tinnitus), dizziness, muscle tension in the back and neck, headaches and migraines. Even colds, asthma attacks and migraine attacks occur more frequently than normal in people with Burnout Syndrome and allergies can also occur more frequently.
Burnout - heed the warning signs to recognise connections
Because burnout does not occur suddenly, but is usually a very slow and gradual process the condition is so difficult to diagnose. Those affected themselves often only notice after years that something is wrong with them. The relatives, colleagues and superiors often also recognize the signs and symptoms quite late or often do not want to recognize them and even the doctors have a hard time with it.
Precisely because the physical complaints can be so varied and different, it is difficult to establish a connection to Burnout Syndrome. This makes it all the more important to be aware of the different Warning signals to watch out for and at the confidential Consultation with the doctor to address problems as well. Even if at first glance these seem to have nothing to do with the physical complaints. Together with the doctor, you can find the first steps out of the emotional crisis and also different Therapy options discuss