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When I wake up in the morning, my head hurts, my stomach hurts …
If your child says this, it may be “orthostatic hypotension”.
Orthostatic hypotension is a symptom of adolescents who cannot send enough blood to the brain or internal organs when they wake up because they cannot control their blood pressure while sleeping and when they are awake. This causes headaches and abdominal pain.
Originally, blood pressure is higher when awake than when sleeping, but children with orthostatic hypotension do not easily raise their blood pressure when they wake up.
This symptom varies from person to person, but it will be cured in the morning.
And most of the children are playing well in the afternoon.
“Isn’t it a false illness?”
Some parents suspect that.
In the Showa era, it was said to be “lazy illness”, so it’s no wonder.
However, he is very painful.
“Because it is a symptom peculiar to puberty, does it not heal until puberty is over?”
Most children, with varying durations, have improved with appropriate treatment.
“After all medicine?”
“A drug that raises blood pressure?”
Certainly, when I go to pediatrics, some medicine seems to come out.
It seems that some stabilizers may come out.
But I don’t think orthostatic hypotension is something that medicines can improve.
In fact, many children visit our hospital because the medicines do not work.
“Then, how can my child get up properly?”
All you have to do is improve the autonomic nerves of the heart.
Since the name of the disease includes “hypotension”, it is clear that it is affected by the work of the heart.
“How do you improve the autonomic nerves of the heart?”
“Can you control the autonomic nerves of the heart in the first place?”
“Isn’t it the autonomic nerve that you can’t control?”
It seems to be said variously, but it is true that the autonomic nerves cannot be controlled.
It is impossible to consciously move, stop, raise or lower blood pressure in the heart.
But we can control our bodies.
Do you know where the autonomic nerves are?
You know you are enthusiastic about studying.
When the autonomic nerves come out of the brain, they pass through the spine and work by stretching the nerves to each internal organ.
Of course, the heart also has autonomic nerves from the spine.
In other words
Autonomic nerve = spine
It can also be said.
If the posture is bad, the autonomic nerves will be bad, and if the posture is good, the autonomic nerves will be good.
Controlling the spine also leads to controlling the autonomic nerves.
First of all, please be careful so that you can spend your time in a good posture.
The elementary school students who came to the hospital today had a round back.
After the treatment is over
“Stretch your back”
It looked very painful.
“Where is it spicy?”
If you ask
This is clearly a weakened spine.
Evidence that it has become considerably weaker because it has rarely used this muscle.
This muscle is called the “erector spinae muscle”.
It is a muscle that raises the spine straight.
If you use these muscles to keep your spine straight, your heart’s autonomic nerves will gradually improve and your morning headaches and abdominal pain will disappear.
Please do your best with your child.
How to take a good posture
Place your palm on your hips.
Bend the spine by squeezing the muscles on either side of the spine just above the palm of your hand (I think your spine is probably protruding, but this spine is inherently warped. It is).