If you're suffering from peripheral neuropathy and are experiencing numbness, it's important that you check your feet for any sores or blisters that could get infected. You should also be careful avoid hot temperatures and dangerous objects. Exercising and eating healthy meals may reduce pain and decrease your chance of making the disease worse. Encourage circulation by massaging your feet and hands and avoid putting pressure on your affected nerves.
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When is laughter a medical symptom?
Discovery Health answered
Uncontrollable and embarrassing laughter can be a symptom of a brain tumor, cyst, Angelman syndrome, Tourette syndrome, an acute stroke, drug abuse, dementia and anxiety. The laughter demonstrates there is a malfunction in the way the nervous system transmits signals.
What does the sympathetic nervous system do?
Bill Salt, MD, Gastroenterology, answeredNerves that control the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) originate in the thoracic (chest) and lumbar (lower back) segments of the spinal cord.
The sympathetic nervous system is activated during emergencies -- or what you perceive or interpret to be emergencies. You become alert, vigilant, aroused, activated and prepared for action.
The sympathetic branch uses the neuropeptides epinephrine (also called adrenaline) and norepinephrine (also called noradrenaline) to activate your body's "fight or flight" stress response. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are collectively called "catecholamines." You can see epinephrine and norepinephrine as the "key" that leads to "fight or flight". When you have a "near miss" in your car, it is your sympathetic nervous system -- releasing epinephrine from your adrenal glands and norepinephrine from sympathetic nerve endings -- that causes you to be tremulous, sweaty and to feel that clutching sensation in your gut.
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