Although peripheral neuropathy is often the result of another disorder, there are measures you can take to help prevent it. First, it is important to treat and properly manage all other conditions that may cause peripheral neuropathy. Also, peripheral neuropathy is linked to too little B-12 vitamin, so make sure to eat foods that contain B12 or take B12 supplements. Finally, work-related stress can cause peripheral neuropathy, so avoid repetitive movements and positions that force you to slouch.
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Can peripheral neuropathy be prevented?
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What can cause deja vu?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredOne theory on deja vu is that hyperactive neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine) that help shuttle information into both short-term memory and long-term memory centers change lanes. The visual memory you are seeing for the first time ends up getting sent directly into long-term memory before it's processed into short-term memory. The result? Your brain "recalls" the image from the long-term memory storage area, which tells you it's a memory from the past, not the present. Deja vu!
Another deja vu theory is that these been-there-done-that feelings are a result of one eye sending information to the brain faster than the other. Almost everyone has a dominant eye. If the stronger eye sends information to the subconscious before both eyes focus and register the input as a conscious experience, your brain will tell you, "I've seen that before." You have, but only a nanosecond ago. Or, maybe you've just "seen" it on the computer or TV.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How does our body make electricity?
Discovery Health answered
We may not be able to power our television sets or computers with the electrical signals we make -- but without them, we would be unable to tell our bodies what to do.
Every step that we take, every move that we make and everything that we do is enabled and controlled by the electrical signals that run through our bodies.
If you ever took physics, you might recall that everything is made up of atoms, and that atoms are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons.
Neutrons have a neutral charge, protons have a positive charge and electrons have a negative charge.
When there is an imbalance in these charges, an atom becomes positively or negatively charged. This matters because the switch between one charge and the other is what allows electrons to flow from atom to atom.
This flow of electrons, or a negative charge, is commonly known as electricity. We can generate electricity in our body because it has so many atoms.
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