Many are still confused about what GLITCH means.
By definition, glitch is “a usually minor malfunction, a minor problem that causes a temporary setback, a false or spurious electronic signal”. In layman’s terms:
Pangangalay (muscle fatigue)
Panginginig (involuntary trembling)
Glitch can refer to symptoms for peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
Damage to a single peripheral nerve is called mononeuropathy and is commonly acquired through physical injury or trauma from an accident.
Sitting on a chair or lying in bed for long periods which give prolonged pressure on a nerve, or simply doing continuous, repetitive motions, can trigger a mononeuropathy.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common type of mononeuropathy. People with desk jobs which requires repetitive motions with the wrist are at greater risk. Damage to the nerve can result in numbness, tingling, unusual sensations, and pain in the first three fingers on the thumb side of the hand.
Polyneuropathy occurs when multiple peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction at the same time. Polyneuropathy can have a wide variety of causes, including exposure to certain toxins such as with alcohol abuse, poor nutrition (particularly vitamin B deficiency), and complications from diseases such as cancer or kidney failure.
Almost the same with mononeuropathy, the most common symptoms of polyneuropathy are:
- Loss of sensation in the arms and legs
- A burning sensation in the feet or hands
Since people exhibiting chronic polyneuropathy often lose ability to sense temperature and pain, they end up burning themselves and develop open sores as the result of injury or prolonged pressure.
- Diabetes, especially if sugar levels are poorly controlled
- Alcohol abuse
- Vitamin deficiencies, particularly B vitamins
- Infections, such as Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, and HIV
- Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- Kidney, liver or thyroid disorders
- Exposure to toxins
- Repetitive motion, such as those performed for certain jobs
- Family history of neuropathy
We are living in a fast-paced world and most of us cannot afford any delay, especially with our busy lives. One sign of glitch is unacceptable. That’s why it’s important that we make ourselves ready for it, or better, combat it before it even arrives!
To fight nerve glitch, sacrifices need to be done and there are routines/habits that we might end up giving up. The following are the easy routes on how to prevent your body from acquiring nerve glitch:
- Exercise regularly.
Get at least 30 minutes to one hour of exercise at least three times a week.
- Avoid factors that may cause nerve damage.
To name: repetitive motions, cramped positions, exposure to toxic chemicals, smoking, and overindulging in alcohol.
- Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.
Protect your nerves against vitamin B-12 deficiency by eating meats, fish, eggs, low-fat dairy foods and fortified cereals.
Stack up on vitamin B-Complex and start drinking it everyday. Vitamin B-Complex has essential nutrients that can help in fighting nerve damage and other forms of glitch. Be sure to consult your doctor first before taking any vitamins/supplements!