Indra S. Gatiwala, MD
- sleep medicine
Location and Office HoursNeurology Center Of Lumberton
Lumberton, NC 28358
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- PARTNERS National Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- Southeastern Regional Medical Center
How does the nervous system help control urination?
May Wakamatsu, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredBefore toilet training, a simple reflex controls the timing of urination. Stretch-detecting sensory nerves in the detrusor muscle signal the spinal cord that the bladder is filling with urine. In response, motor nerves from the spine signal the bladder muscles to contract and the urethra and pelvic floor muscles to relax, allowing urination. As the brain matures, it is able to override the spinal nerves' automatic signal for the bladder to empty. The bladder gradually becomes capable of storing greater amounts of urine, and a child learns to urinate when it is convenient and socially acceptable.
Can my brain get tired?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Anybody who's spent a stressful day at the office or tried to juggle too many things in the same day knows what brain fatigue feels like. In this video, Goldie Hawn talks to Dr. Oz about why it's important to take brain breaks throughout the day.
How can I exercise safely if I have peripheral neuropathy?
Keith Chittenden , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Peripheral neuropathy will decrease your body's ability to sense pain or discomfort from a relatively strenuous workout. Therefore you will need to monitor the intensity of your exercise with an external measurement. An example would be a heart rate monitor. A heart rate monitor will tell you what intensity you are exercising at. You should be at a heart rate reserve of approximately 50-70% for optimal performance and to be safe. Do not try to exceed 75%HRR in one session. Another more simple measure is known as the talk test. If you are working out with a partner, you should be able to carry on a conversation without feeling winded or out of breathe. Try doing exercises that are multi-jointed such as walking, jogging, bicycling, body weight squats, wall push-ups and planks. This will reassure that you are not relying on a specific region of your body and you will get a complete overall work out. If you choose to run out side, inspect the bottom of your sneakers for any holes or wearing down of the shoe that you may not be able to feel. If the soles of the shoes are worn, replace them with a new pair and use clean socks.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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