From working, taking care of their children and the house, and keeping up with their own needs, moms truly have a lot on their plate.
Now that the whole family is staying at home, there might be some moms who have been finding it difficult to manage all their tasks. While in the past most moms could focus on their work in the office and on their family at home, our present situation requires that they juggle these – and more – all at the same time.
To understand the sentiments of busy Filipino moms, we caught up with celebrity moms Dawn Zulueta and Ina Raymundo.
What is your day like nowadays?
DAWN: I make it a point to get up early in the morning. After attending to my children and their online classes, I squeeze in a bit of morning me-time. We have pet dogs that we frequently play with and take out for a walk, too. I supervise the housework and cleaning, organizing, and making home improvements here and there. I [also] indulge in some of my hobbies: sewing, practicing playing the piano, and online reading.
INA: I’m busy nowadays at home. [I’ve been] doing a lot of organizing and minor improvements at home. Since my kids are quite independent already, they don’t need my help with their distance learning. [So] indoor gardening [also] keeps me very busy – [I do it] 3 days a week! And of course, I exercise 4 to 5 times a week.
Do pangangalay and pamamanhid affect these activities?
DAWN: In the first 3 months of the lockdown, I noticed how weak and tired I always felt. It was difficult to use my hands for support because I could not clench them, my neck and shoulders were painful, my knees would give in under my weight, and my feet tingled.
INA: I’m so happy that I discovered Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion) just right before the pangangalay [muscle weakness] and pamamanhid [numbness] became a big issue. So I’m doing good.
Like Ina, Dawn is also thankful that she learned about Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion) through her doctor’s recommendation.
DAWN: I learned nerve damage is often progressive. [It’s] very important to consult with a doctor when you first notice symptoms. That way you can reduce the likelihood of permanent damage.
How did it help you keep your nerves in check?
DAWN: My doctor recommended that I take Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion) to help my condition. The combination of Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion), regular exercise, and a healthy diet makes me feel so much better. The pain and discomfort have gone away and I am able to enjoy being as active as I used to be.
INA: They’re vitamins that I’m happy to take. It does help. Because I continue my regular exercise routine, maintain a healthy diet, and take Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion), there’s no more tusok-tusok, pangangalay, and pamamanhid when I do my chores.
As Dawn and Ina have shared, busy moms may frequently experience pamamanhid, pangangalay, or tusok-tusok [tingling or prickling] especially on their hands and feet.
These don’t only affect a mom’s daily life, they may also be symptoms of neuropathy – a condition caused by damage or weakness affecting the nerves. [READ: Laging namamanhid at nangangalay? There are ways to address it]
This may be more common than we think. In a survey conducted by P&G Health, 99% of Filipinos residing in Metro Manila have reported experiencing one out of these 3 common symptoms: numbness, tingling or prickling, or muscle weakness.
So it’s important for those who are determined to care for their families – such as moms – to consult their doctors if they encounter these symptoms. This is one way to ensure that they can continue having the nerve to serve their families and loved ones.
And aside from getting proper rest, eating a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with frequent exercise, hardworking moms also need to optimize their daily intake of B vitamins (B1, B6, and B12). Clinically proven Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion) helps relieve nerve damage and regenerate the nerves.
If you’re experiencing pamamanhid, pangangalay, or tusok-tusok, it’s time to consult your doctors and consider taking Vitamins B1+B6+B12 (Neurobion).
*Responses edited for brevity
The 2020 Philippines Neuropathy Survey results were gathered from a sample of 240 men and women aged 35 to 65, based in Metro Manila, SEC ABCDE. Interviews were conducted via face-to-face interviews within September 7 to 10, 2020.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
ASC Ref. Code: P222P051921NS