Nervous weakness is a common term for various problems that affect your nerves. Your nerves are like wires that carry messages from your brain to the rest of your body. They help you feel, move, think, and do many other things. When your nerves are hurt, swollen, squeezed, or worn out, they can cause problems such as pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, tiredness, worry, and trouble thinking.
There are many things that can cause nervous weakness, such as infections, injuries, diabetes, diseases that make your body attack itself, poisons, medicines, growths, and stress. The problems and treatments for nervous weakness can be different depending on what kind of nerve is affected and where it is in your body. Some kinds of nervous weakness can get better with time and treatment, while others can get worse and last longer.
It is important to see a doctor if you have nervous weakness so they can find out what is wrong and how to treat it. But there are also some things you can do at home to help yourself feel better and live better with nervous weakness. Here are some of them:
Omega-3 fatty acids: These are good fats that you can find in foods like fish, flaxseeds, walnuts, and soybeans. They help keep your nerve cells healthy and protect them from swelling and damage. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help you feel happier, remember better, and think clearer. You can eat more foods that have omega-3 fats or take pills that have them as advised by your doctor.
Sunlight: Getting some sunlight can help your body make vitamin D, which is a very important thing for your nerves. Vitamin D helps control your immune system and stop it from attacking your nerves. It also helps your nerves grow and heal. You can get some sunlight in the early morning or evening for about 15 to 20 minutes a day. You can also take vitamin D pills as recommended by your doctor.
Regular exercise: Moving your body can help improve blood flow and oxygen to your nerves. It can also make your body release endorphins, which are natural chemicals that make you feel good and reduce pain. Exercise can also lower stress and swelling, which are common causes of nervous weakness. You can choose any kind of exercise that you like and do it for at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week. You can also talk to a physical therapist for specific exercises that help your affected nerves.
Seafood: Seafood such as fish, shellfish, seaweed, and algae have a lot of iodine, selenium, zinc, and other minerals that are important for your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland makes hormones that control how fast or slow your body works, how much energy you have, and how well your nerves work. If you have too little or too much of these hormones, you can have problems such as tiredness, weakness
Healthy seeds: Seeds such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds have a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that can feed your nerves and protect them from harm. They also have magnesium, which is a very important mineral for nerve signals and calmness. You can eat a handful of raw or roasted seeds as a snack or add them to your salads, smoothies, or baked goods.
Walking barefoot: Walking barefoot on wet soil, soft grass, or sandy beach can have a good effect on your nerves. It can help you connect with nature and relax. It can also stimulate the nerve endings in your feet and balance the electric charge in your body. This can lower stress, swelling, pain, and worry. You can walk barefoot for about 30 minutes a day or as often as you like.
Green leafy vegetables: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and lettuce are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that can help your nerves stay healthy and strong. They also have folate, which is a very important vitamin for nerve growth and repair. You can eat more green leafy vegetables in your meals or make juices or smoothies with them.
These are some of the natural home remedies that can help you with nervous weakness. They can help you feel better and live better with your condition. But remember to always check with your doctor before trying any new remedy or changing your diet or lifestyle. Your doctor knows best what is good for you and your nerves.
Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)
Internal Medicine Specialist
Phone : 85000 23456