P&G Health, the health care division of Procter & Gamble, makers of Vitamins B1 + B6 + B12 (Neurobion), recently marked Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023. The event highlighted the advocacy of raising awareness about Peripheral Neuropathy or nerve damage and its symptoms, by donning the “purple ribbon” to educate the public about the symptoms of nerve damage and encourage its early detection and treatment.
Now on its second year, the event initiated a digital media quiz asking netizens: “What is this important PURPLE event that will happen this week?” This 24-hour quiz was launched to gauge Filipinos’ knowledge and perception about Peripheral Neuropathy and based on the respondents’ answers, most netizens had no idea that there is such thing as Neuropathy and the said event, and even thought Purple meant Army (referring to the South Korean boy band). This revealed that they are either unaware of Peripheral Neuropathy or they are ill-informed about nerve damage. They are also unaware that Neuropathy is something that needs a consultation with a doctor.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a chronic clinical condition wherein the peripheral nervous system is damaged. Symptoms such as numbness (pamamanhid), and a tingling, and prickling sensations in the hands and feet (tusok-tusok) become more apparent and recurrent.
It is said that one of the leading causes of Peripheral Neuropathy, is diabetes as the escalating number of Peripheral Neuropathy sufferers is closely correlated with the rise in the number of diabetic patients. However, B vitamins deficiencies, aging, heavy alcohol use, and are other high-risk factors leading to nerve damage. Those with Peripheral Neuropathy may experience decreased basic mobility and sleep disruption, which may impact one’s productivity, general well-being, and overall quality of life.
Early detection is crucial but despite being one of the most prevalent chronic neurological diseases, Peripheral Neuropathy frequently remains undiagnosed and untreated. Most Filipinos lack awareness while some, who #KnowtheFeeling of nerve damage and have suffered the recurring symptoms like pamamanhid, and tusok-tusok, usually consider them as normal part of ageing and do not pay much attention to it. Thus, this year’s Neuropathy Awareness Week champions, Vitamins B1 + B6 + B12 (Neurobion), launched the #PutLifeBackinYourHands campaign to shed light on Filipinos who are unaware of Peripheral Neuropathy and its symptoms.
Nerve network of cells could be nourished with neurotropic B vitamins like B1, B6, and B12, but the absence or lack of B vitamins in the body could impair cell viability. B Vitamins play essential roles in the maintenance of one’s nerve health as Vitamin B1 provides energy to the nerves, vitamin B6 helps with signal transmission in nerves, while vitamin B12 helps with nerve regeneration.
One way to improve your nerve health is to take Vitamins B1 + B6 + B12 (Neurobion), which helps stop recurring pamamanhid and tusok-tusok from bothering you again, with proper diet and exercise, and regular intake.
Nerve care should always be top of mind so you can continue to feel life and do the things that you love. #KnowTheFeeling of nerve damage and consult your doctor today about Vitamins B1 + B6 + B12 (Neurobion)—when taken regularly with proper diet and exercise—so you can #PutLifeBackinYourHands”.
Want to learn more about nerve damage and its symptoms? You can also check out Neuri, the friendly chatbot of Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion). Visit https://www.neurobion-neuri.com/ for additional nerve health information and care tips because Neuri is in!
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
ASC Reference Code: P0140P072523N