TE24 Health Desk:
World Brain Day 2022: Headaches are very common in daily life, but internal or external damage to the brain can disrupt body functions. It is estimated that about 21.5 to 2 million people suffer brain damage from trauma every year and about 1 million die from this fatal disease.
The risk of brain injury is strongly influenced by lifestyle choices and daily life. It is important to pay attention to the brain and be aware of lingering symptoms.
Every day, people engage in activities that can damage the brain in some way. There are many ways brain function can be permanently damaged, but the top five most common conditions are:
1. Sleep deprivation: As you may have heard, sleep has a significant impact on the proper functioning of the brain. Like other organs, the brain needs adequate rest to recover and detoxify. Not getting enough sleep can also lead to other health problems. Sleep deprivation is thought to affect the hippocampus, impair memory, and in some cases lead to early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. We recommend sleeping at least 8 hours a day.
2. Head injury: It is a natural tendency to ignore the accidental bump that occurs after a mild head injury. However, these injuries can be fatal in some cases and even cause permanent brain damage. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by external forces such as: B. head trauma that damages the brain. In addition, acquired brain injury (ABI) is another form of injury related to stress on the brain caused by tumors or neurological disorders.
3. Lack of exercise: Lifestyle choices play an important role in determining the proper functioning of the brain. Lack of physical activity is one of the most common causes of loss of brain function due to decreased blood flow. Also, it can lead to other health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. In some cases, it can lead to dementia, a condition that affects memory, thinking and social skills. Therefore, it is recommended to include physical activity as part of your daily routine to keep your brain active.
4. Stress and Depression: Due to changes in lifestyle and work culture, most people suffer from stress, anxiety and depression. However, many people don’t know that it can be chronic and cause permanent brain damage. Excessive stress can disrupt synaptic regulation, leading to social withdrawal and avoidance of interaction with others. Functional damage to our thought processes is just as dangerous as physical damage. According to a study conducted at Yale University, chronic stress reduces the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which is involved in memory and learning.
5. Smoking: Although many people know that smoking is bad for health, not many people know that it shrinks the brain. Smoking directly affects memory and significantly increases your risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, due to the presence of nicotine. Nicotine can disrupt certain stages of development, causing permanent brain damage. Furthermore, it has the ability to disrupt the part of the brain that controls attention, learning, mood and emotion regulation.
We have found many cures for diseases of other organs, including organ transplantation, but it is important for humans to know that the brain remains a major mystery. It is well managed, but many states last. That’s why prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to the brain. when