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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Can my brain get tired?
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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.
Can mental retardation be prevented?
Proper prenatal care is the best way to prevent mental retardation in your child. Expecting mothers should abstain from alcohol and drug use during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of the most common types of mental retardation and can be easily prevented. Folic acid vitamin supplements may help prevent mental retardation as well.
If you are at risk for any infectious diseases or have a family history of genetic disorders, you should receive testing before getting pregnant. Some tests can be done during pregnancy to identify factors that may cause mental retardation. However, few can be treated during pregnancy.
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