Have you ever experienced pamamanhid when doing simple, everyday tasks? It’s that feeling of tingling, numbness, and tiredness when you stand for a prolonged period of time, walk long distances, or when you grab items. Chances are, you might have thought nothing of it when you experienced it. Filipinos, as early as 35 years old, have experienced these symptoms.
A recent survey shows that 53% of those who reported these symptoms do not know that what they were experiencing could be early signs of nerve damage or neuropathy. They unknowingly carry on with their everyday tasks without thinking about the long-term irreversible effects of this condition. Even worse, they tend to self-medicate without proper diagnosis.
What is neuropathy?
It is a clinical condition where there is damage to the nerves caused by a deficiency of B vitamins. It is most common among those aged 35 and up, especially those who perform repetitive movements and put stress on their hands, legs, or feet. People with diabetes are at risk to have this condition, including those with family history, alcohol and smoking consumption, and lifestyle predisposition.
According to a local consumer survey commissioned by P&G Health, individuals with neuropathy report difficulty in doing everyday mundane tasks such as standing for a prolonged period, walking long distances, picking up items, holding things, writing, grabbing items, opening a lid, doing needlework, and more. Most people tend to brush off these symptoms, but survey respondents shared that they only pay attention to these is when the symptoms become annoying and make it difficult to perform or manage daily tasks.
Under normal conditions, nerves repair naturally through nerve regeneration (Hoke, 2011). This is only possible if less than 50% of the fibers of the nerve tissue is damaged. Otherwise, this is called the “point of no return” by experts.
Thankfully, there is a way to help relieve the symptoms of neuropathy. Clinically proven Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion) helps relieve nerve damage and regenerate the nerves.
I’m already nearing 35 so it’s time to start paying attention to feelings of pamamanhid. I still have a long list of things I want to do so I need to start taking care of my nerves. You should, too. Remember, if you get feelings of tingling, numbness, and tiredness when doing simple, everyday tasks, consult your doctor and take vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion) so you can have the strength to power through and carry on with the everyday acts of being a True Hero.