Cold winds are here. The first [rain] of summer poured down recently, signifying an end and beginning of a new season.
To most of us, this means it’s time to prepare their umbrellas, raincoats, and jackets - even to the point of doing last-minute getaways to the beach. To some, it can mean another thing: Season of sickness.
Young and old, no one is safe from colds and coughs (and any sickness relating to the weather) during the cold season. Sometimes, the protection we have against the rains are not enough and, eventually, we succumb to sickness. Or pain.
The drop in temperature and the rare appearance of the sun ushers in an unwelcome increase in nerve pain. Cold weather poses special challenges for people affected by neuropathy.
Prolonged exposure to the cold causes the body to slow blood circulation to the hands and feet in an effort to preserve the body’s core temperature. The reduced blood flow can intensify neuropathy symptoms and potentially cause further damage to already affected peripheral nerves.
This is of special concern to those who experience their neuropathy pain as a numbness or tingling sensation.
How to combat nerve glitch during the cold season?
- Wear warm, dry clothing in cold weather.
- Limit or avoid caffeine before an outing as it can temporarily cause blood vessels to narrow.
- Do not smoke as cigarette smoke can slow circulation.
- Limit alcohol use since excessive consumption can lead to vitamin deficiency which can, in turn, damage peripheral nerves.
- Incorporate exercise into your routine to improve overall circulation.
- Explore comfort measures like massage or use of flexible splints for support.
Additional tip to prevent nerve glitch
To boost your fight against nerve glitch, it’s highly recommended that you take vitamin B Complex everyday. It has essential nutrients needed for the health of the brain, muscles, and the nervous system.
More than just looking fashionable, your protection against nerve damage should also be your top priority in the cold season. Before heading out, make sure you are ready and well-protected!
Take care and may you enjoy this cold season without any worries.