Alzheimer’s is the third most common reason for death in the United States and the first most common in the UK. The numbers themselves denote how common and widespread the disease has become in the world today.
Despite the growing numbers of Alzheimer’s patients in the world every year, there is yet to be found a therapy or treatment to end it. So what are the factors that cause Alzheimer’s? Why do people get Alzheimer’s? Until and unless one goes deep into answering these questions to understand the fundamental mechanisms of this disease; it would be very difficult to find a cure to it.
With years of researches on Alzheimer’s, one thing that has been proved is the fact that Alzheimer’s is not just like any other disease. It is very different from other diseases, where there is one same cause and effects in patients. People get Alzheimer’s when their synaptic lasting signals are imbalanced and exceeded chronically by their synaptic elastic signals. A leaky gut chronic inflammation has also something to do with Alzheimer’s.
Actually, Alzheimer’s disease can be seen as a protective response to different factors like a chronic inflammation or your brain’s exposure to certain toxic exposures. Chronic inflammation is common in people who have a leaky gut, Lyme disease, and also the ones who are consuming trans fats. As a result of these factors, your brain creates amyloid to work as an antimicrobial or a binder that binds all those toxins. So, if Alzheimer’s can be treated by getting rid of amyloid, it is certainly more important to first get rid of the factors that lead to the creation of amyloid. The reason behind this is the fact that Alzheimer’s in not like pneumonia which can be treated by popping one antibiotic. So, just getting rid of the amyloid plaque is not the only solution to treating Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a complex chronic disease that has more than one variable causing it. For instance, 95% of adult Alzheimer’s patients have a deficiency in pregnenolone. So, this again validates the fact that there is no way that Alzheimer’s can be treated with a single drug solution for all the patients who have been affected by the disease caused by different reasons. Apart from the varied reasons, the symptoms of cognitive declining in Alzheimer’s patients can also be of varied kinds and types.
Fasting has been proved to be good for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s. For instance, an Alzheimer’s patient is recommended to maintain a gap of 12-16 hours between dinner and breakfast. The fasting period three hours before sleeping is very important, as it helps the brain to shut down, and eventually remove amyloid. This is something that helps induce a practice called ontology, wherein your brains start to clean out, reduce amyloid, and change the fundamental microanatomy of your brain. So, if you are eating late in the evening before your bedtime, then you are doing a great disservice to your brain.
There are many lifestyle changes that people need to make to keep away from Alzheimer’s. From nutrition, sleep, exercise, to stress; everything is related to Alzheimer’s. People in their late 40’s must get blood tests to find out if they’re status, along with knowing their pregnenolone status, their vitamin D, thyroid estradiol and progesterone, RBC, insulin sensitivity, magnesium, and b12, etc. It is important to find out through these factors if you are at the risk of Alzheimer’s or not because once you know you can start optimizing your microbiome. One drug will not be able to optimize one imbalance out of these many imbalances.
Medicine in the 21st century has taken a marked shift from the 20th century. 20th-century medicine cared about diagnosis, but the 21st-century medicine digs deep down into the root cause of the disease. So, when it comes to Alzheimer’s, you too need to find the cause that has led to the problem in your brain. Doctors need to focus on ordering the right tests to evaluate all the possible parameters that might have caused a symptom in the patient. If this becomes a standard practice by medical practitioners, there are chances of Alzheimer’s becoming a rare disease in this century. This can be a great step for not only people who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s but also in the later stages. It will help explore diverse solutions to cure the disease, either by adding certain neural stem cells, intranasal tropic support, or antibodies to remove the amyloid after its cause has been gotten rid of.
Biomedicine has not yet reached a point in curing Neurodegenerative diseases, where it can be called to be a success. There a lot that needs to be explored and done. Many people go for statin drugs to cure Alzheimer’s. Although statin drugs also have a few positive results in reducing inflammation, they are also said to result in a complete loss of memory in some cases. Keeping in view this scenario, one must only resort to statin drugs when their lipids can’t be controlled in any other way. Anyways, using statin drugs will be a risky affair.
With the increasing number of Alzheimer’s cases every year, it would not be wrong to term it as an epidemic that is slowly devastating many families. Another crucial thing to note here is the fact that about 65% of Alzheimer’s patients are women. Adding to this number is around 60% of caregivers who are also women. So, it is quite clear that Alzheimer’s is a female-centric disease that has now become a global problem. In the coming years, Alzheimer’s is quite likely to affect millions of Americans. So, in order to stop these numbers from growing, it is first required that people take early and appropriate steps to prevent this disease by taking all the right tests for themselves.