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Alzheimer's disease

What is Alzheimer's disease

"Alzheimer's" is the most common type of dementia. This disease affects the memory, learning, feeling, and behavioral expression of patients. Many people may understand that the most important factor of Alzheimer's disease is genetics, but actually, only 5% of all patients generate their diseases from this factor. Therefore, the risk "Alzheimer's Disease" can also come from the environment and lifestyle habits. We have summarized 5 important risk factors that cause Alzheimer's disease:

Alzheimer's disease

5 risk factors of Alzheimer's disease

1. Sugar

Many studies have found that regular eating of sugars, desserts, and white flour causes blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, the body secretes a lot of insulin causing the accumulation of "Beta Amyloid" protein in the brain. As a result, it eventually leads to Alzheimer's disease. In people who have high blood sugar levels or diabetes, they have a high risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease

2. The accumulation of toxins or heavy metals in the body

Especially mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum. Nowadays, we often find these substances contaminated in drinking water, cosmetics, tooth fillings, pesticides, air pollution, and cigarette smoke.

Alzheimer's disease

3. Malnutrition

Especially vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid. The lack of these 3 nutrients will cause "cysteine hormone" to become higher. This hormone toxifies neuron cells and causes endothelial inflammation. This condition increases the risk of not only coronary artery disease but also Alzheimer's disease as well.

Alzheimer's disease

4. People with a history of head injuries

Having an accident, undergoing brain surgery, having regular minor injuries, or playing sports causing head injuries such as boxing, football, or extreme sports might have brain damage. Moreover, these activities increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

5. Lack of exercise

The studies have shown that the elderly lack exercise or usually sit and lie down prone to have Alzheimer's disease. On the other hand, regular exercise can prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease.


Information by: Dr. Narumon Tongsreeneam

Complied by: Medisci Center

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