Age Related Neurological Problems
The link between age and certain neurological problems like stroke and Parkinson’s disease has been a matter of curiosity among our people. It is true that the risk of certain neurological diseases, especially dementia increases in the older population.
As we get older, our body becomes frail. Our immune system also gets weaker thus leading to frequent infections. Also, the majority of the older population have background medical problems like diabetes, hypertension, and more. This can also contribute to the onset of neurological problems.
For example, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of stroke and heart disease.
As for Parkinson’s disease, the brain in older people secretes less dopamine which leads to symptoms of slowness and rigidity in the patient. As we age, our brain functions normally start to slow down. But if the slowing down is severe leading to the person forgetting his daily activities then it is called dementia.
Also Read: The 5 Stages of Parkinson’s disease
Can older people escape these age-related problems?
Some risk factors cannot be changed or avoided but some can be intervened.
Existing diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure should be kept under control.
Older people even if they are retired from work should keep their brains stimulated and active with social activities and regular exercise. A proper diet can also help them be healthy.
Age is a factor that we can’t control but with some lifestyle changes and management of existing medical conditions, it is possible to postpone the onset of these neurology-related problems. To know more information about the topic and to consult with the best Neurosurgeon in Trichy, visit our hospital which is one of the best neuro hospitals in Trichy.
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- Jan 31, 2023