New Delhi (EMS). Recent research has found that the habit of putting your finger in your nose can put you at risk of Alzheimer's. Apart from this, losing the power of smell is considered to be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. In medical term, putting finger in the nose is called rhinotillexomania.
Sydney scientists say that people who frequently blow their nose may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Although the exact cause of Alzheimer's has not been known yet, accumulation of a protein called Tau has been found in the brain of patients, which is related to immunity power. Recent studies have shown that neuroinflammation may be the cause, at least to some extent.
In a new study, researchers at Western Sydney University in Australia hypothesize that neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease may be caused in part by viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens that enter the brain through the nose and olfactory system. Enters. Frequent blowing of nose, which is known as rhinotilaxomania. This causes germs to enter the nose, causing swelling in the brain. Scientists have linked this to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. During this time, researchers found that due to the abundance of germs in the nose, it could be a source of mild brain infection.
Researchers say that any type of infection can exist without any symptoms, but it can cause inflammation and can also leave behind harmful protein plaques, which can increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's. According to this research, putting a finger in the nose can increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say that many pathogens can trigger the production of beta amyloid in your brain by putting your finger in the nose. The same bacteria has also been found in the brain of most dementia patients. Beta-amyloid contributes to neuroinflammation associated with Alzheimer's.
Research has found that the bacteria reached the brain of rats through the nasal pipe. Alzheimer's has been indicated to be caused by this bacteria. The report claimed that maintaining nasal cleanliness is important to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers believe that prevention of Alzheimer's depends on lifestyle. Incorporate habits such as rinsing with salt water or blowing the nose to reduce the risk of pathogens entering the brain.