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Alzheimer's disease: 6 factors that increase the risk


Alzheimer's disease: 6 factors that increase the risk

Worldwide, Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia. It now affects about 900,000 people in France alone. And in 2040 it could be more than 2 million people over 65. But the researchers have identified some risk factors that may allow us to limit the occurrence of the disease in the future.

Memory loss, difficulty planning, difficulty performing familiar tasks, confusion about time and space, problems with expression, mood swings. The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are handicaps and numerous. just like the risk factors† Researchers speak of a multifactorial disease because it involves a complex combination of several factors.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to respond to some of these factors. First there is the genetic, for example. But this concerns very rare cases of Alzheimer's disease† Above all, there is age – less than 2% of the population under 65 is affected – and gender – 60% of patients are female.

But it is still possible to reply to others well-identified factors.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

The researchers note that the more cardiovascular risk is high in a person, the greater the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Thereby high bloodpressure can lead to the development of cognitive impairment. To keep it at a normal level, it is recommended to measure weight, salt intake, consumption of.
Primary alcohols: carbon carries two alcohol and its operation The theories drawn up by physics are applicable within well-defined frameworks.

Tobacco and tobacco nicotine are also the enemies of our brains. Quitting smoking can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive impairments.

Studies also show that high levels of cholesterol
It enters the composition of cell membranes and stabilizes them. In the human body, cholesterol is the precursor to steroid hormones cholesterol LDL and low levels of HDL cholesterol in the blood increase the risk of developing the disease. To maintain correct cholesterol levels, nothing beats a balanced diet and regular exercise. Mainly because it will also prevent obesity, also considered a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.

Finally, type 2 diabetes, which usually occurs after the age of 45, is also a risk factor. It's a sign of a change in the way brain cells communicate with each other. To determine a level of carbohydrates, simple sugars, complex sugars, sugar stable in the blood, this time it is advisable to be followed by a doctor.

Insulin Structure Intake is composed of two peptide chains (A and B, of 21 and 30 amino acids, respectively) linked together by two disulfide bridges at the level of cysteine ​​residues.
Should be noted that alzheimer's disease seems to interfere with our body's ability to respond to insulin.

Education level and cognitive activities

Over the years, studies have shown that the more brains developed and used, the more cerebral connections are encouraged and the lower the risk of developing any form of brain disease. Dementia are important.

A low level of education can therefore be seen as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. And the stimulation intellectual property appears to mitigate the impact of the disease. A bit as if a more developed brain could make itself more resistant to the attacks of dementia.

Head wounds

Trauma suffered in the past at the location of the skull.
The skull is the bone of the head, whose main function is to protect the brain. The only other bone in the head is the hyoid bone.
The skull communicates with the vertebrae at the hole skull also seem to influence the development of dementia later in life. In particular, those associated with loss of consciousness for more than 5 minutes, which could weaken the brain.

The Depression

Sometimes considered a symptom of Alzheimer's disease, it appears that depression is actually a risk factor. Depressive episodes actually increase the levels of harmful chemicals in our brains. In this way, they can lead to a higher risk of developing the disease.

Sleeping problems

As is the case with depression, between Alzheimer's disease and sleeping problemswe sometimes wonder which of the chicken or the egg... What we know is that the brain takes advantage of our sleep to eliminate waste that pollute it. And in particular the roles of proteins
Proteins can perform a wide variety of functions within the cell or organism.
They may have:
A structural role (such as actin or tubulin that protein beta amyloids that accumulate in patients with Alzheimer's disease. But the link still needs to be established more precisely.

The stress

The tension chronic, we now know, is not good for your health in general. cortisol, a stress hormone, has an impact on memory. And stress also impacts our cardiovascular health and tends to weaken the immune defenses that help us fight dementia.

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