Poking fingers and plucking nose hairs is a dirty habit. Which can't be controlled even if you want to. But doing so can prove to be bad for health. In fact, according to a research, putting a finger in the nose or plucking the nose hair can cause brain diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. In which the brain starts shrinking. According to research done at the Claim Center for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research Center, putting finger in the nose increases the risk of diseases like Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Because, the olfactory nerve present in our nose is directly connected to the brain and viruses and bacteria pass through this path and reach the brain cells directly. Professor James St. John, the head of the research, told that this study was done on rats. In which it was seen that the bacteria that cause Alzheimer's and dementia reach the inner brain of the rats through the nasal tube and then signs like Alzheimer's symptoms start appearing.
How does Alzheimer's and dementia happen?
How is Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's and dementia are not the same disease. In Alzheimer's disease, brain cells start to build up and die on their own, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function. The name of the bacteria that causes Alzheimer's is Chlamydia pneumoniae, which also causes pneumonia. This bacteria reaches the nervous system through the nasal tube. In response to which brain cells produce amyloid beta protein. Which is the main reason for the development of Alzheimer's disease. This protein is found in the brain of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. According to MyoClinic, Alzheimer's is a neurological disorder in which the brain gradually shrinks and brain cells begin to die. Due to this disease, the hippocampus part of the brain is first affected, which works for learning and remembering. According to an estimate, around 4 million Indians have some form of dementia.
What is dementia disease?
Dementia is a group that includes symptoms of brain damage caused by various diseases. Symptoms of Alzheimer's also come under dementia.
Early signs of alzheimer's
According to the NHS, there are several stages of Alzheimer's disease.
In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, the patient can drive independently, perform other tasks and social activities. Despite this, the patient may feel that he is having problems with his memory, forgetting familiar words or misplacing everyday objects.
- Losing things and being unable to find them back.
- Memory problems affecting everyday life.
Difficulty planning or problem solving.
Taking longer to complete normal daily tasks.
Don't pay attention to time.
Trouble judging distance and differentiating between colours.
Difficulty in conversation.
Taking wrong decisions due to poor estimation.
- Withdrawal from social activities.
Changes in mood and personality and increased anxiety.
Symptoms of middle stage alzheimer's
The middle stage of Alzheimer's disease is usually the longest and can last for many years. As the disease progresses, a person with Alzheimer's needs more care. A person with Alzheimer's often becomes confused with words and may behave strangely.
Amnesia getting worse, such as forgetting the time of day
- Forgetting about events or your personal history
- doing something over and over again
- problems with speaking or understanding
- mood swings
- Problems with seeing, hearing and smelling
- Need help choosing appropriate clothes for the season or an occasion
Changes in sleep timing, such as sleeping during the day and being restless at night
- be confused