New technology that allows you to feel the frustration of having Neuropathy launched by Neurobion Philippines
How will you feel if suddenly, you can no longer do simple daily tasks? Like drinking a glass of water without spilling? Orjust simply picking up things without dropping them or shaking? Well, if you’re experiencing frequent panghihina, panginginig, or even pangangawit, then it’s about time you have your nerve health checked. Good thing Neurobion Philippines has recently launched a new technology that allows you to feel the frustration of having Neuropathy. Read on to know what is Neuropathy, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Filipinos and Neuropathy
By definition, Neuropathy is the case of ailing nerves. It’s essentially a condition caused by damage of weakness affecting nerves. And the symptoms are mostly felt on the hands, arms, legs, and feet.
You see here’s the thing. Most Filipinos admit to feeling the frustration of Neuropath. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Neurobion of 273 respondents, 88% admit to experiencing the symptoms of Neuropathy. And yet an alarming 53% admit to brushing off symptoms and not doing anything about it. Which means more than half of the population could already be feeling signs of Neuropathy without them knowing. Yikes.
But what they don’t know is that this inability might actually be the result of undiagnosed Neuropathy or nerve damage. Symptoms of which include pangangalay, pamamanhid and tusok-tusok.
Common causes of Neuropathy include:
- Exposure to toxins
- Systemic diseases – diabetes, kidney problems, hormonal imbalances
- Physical trauma and environmental factors
Can Nerve Damage/Neuropathy be Reversed?
Naturally, nerves can regenerate or repair when damaged. But only for a certain time. Once 50% or more of the nerve tissue is damaged, the nerve reaches the “point of no return”. Which means that the nerve damage is permanent or incurable. That is why Neurobion Philippines wants Filipinos to take necessary action to prevent neuropathy. And those people who are already experiencing the symptoms should consult their doctors immediately.
And while nerve damage repair does not happen overnight, it is possible. That is through:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise
- Having a balanced diet and eating nutritious food
- Having sufficient time for rest 6-8 hours
- Opimizing vitamin b1 b6 b12 intake
- Controling elevated sugar blood pressure cholesterol
‘Feel to Win’ with Neurobion Philippines
One way for Neurobion Philippines to raise awareness on this matter is to actually let people experience the frustration of those who have Neuropathy. And this is through the Sense Glove. A haptic glove that provides tactile and force feedback, enabling users to feel and interact with objects in virtual reality.
That is why Neurobion Philippines has launched their event series, Neurobion Feel to Win. And we got to try it for ourselves last week!
After a healthy lunch, we were asked to do different challenges that test the strength of people’s nerves. First was the Nerve Twist challenge. A simple test that reinvents the classic Twister game by using everyday poses that strain the nerves. Followed by the Nerve Wobble challenge. A short exercise that utilizes a wobble board to test a person’s ability to hold a pose for extended periods. And lastly, the brand’s first-ever Sense Glove VR challenge. It mimics the frustration and difficulty of a person with Neuropathy.
The best part of the challenges? We personally met and were assisted by celebrity Nerve Drill Instructors for the day: Gabby Concepcion, Sam YG and Suzy Entrata-Abrera.
“The activities are meant to familiarize people with the frustration of having undiagnosed Neuropathy – particularly not being able to do simple everyday tasks like commuting, cooking, standing for extended periods and picking up objects.” Said Ming Arroyo-Cunanan, Head of Marketing, P&G Health Care Philippines.
“Among all the activities, the Sense Glove is particularly interesting. The use of breakthrough technology attracts people to try it. And the virtual reality experience is an effective way to highlight how frustrating the symptoms of Neuropathy feels.” Cunanan added.
The Sense Glove Experience
Doing the first two challenges were not that hard, to be honest. But the Sense Glove really was. It was both frustrating and embarrassing not being able to do such a simple task. Just like picking up and stacking blocks or pouring milk on a glass.
Experience the Sense Glove at the Neurobion Philippines’ Feel to Win event yourself. It will happen at the Lucky Chinatown Mall Atrium on September 21.
To learn more about keeping your nerves healthy, follow Neurobion Philippines on Facebook. Nerve health and nerve strength is very important. And that’s something we can work on realistically. So come and join me and Neurobion Philippines. And let’s all be champions for nerve health!
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