Contribution: Anjali Sharma
Every year, World Brain Tumor Day is celebrated worldwide on 8th June. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness among people about brain tumors, causes, risk factors, symptoms, management and treatment options.
According to the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC), about 28,000 cases of brain tumors are recorded in India every year. The disease killed 24,000 people.
A brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells in your brain that make up a mass. Your brain is protected by an extremely stiff skull. Any expansion in such a small space can create complications.
Brain tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). If the benign or malignant tumor is large, the pressure inside your scalp may increase. This can lead to brain damage, which can be even fatal.
World Brain Tumor Day 2022 Theme
This year marks World Brain Tumor Day. “Together we are strongThe brain maintains the proper functioning of the body’s powerhouse and the entire system.
World Brain Tumor Day is an important step towards raising awareness about brain tumors and finding a cure. Organizations from around the world are collaborating to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat diseases.
Risk factors for brain tumors
The causes or risk factors for brain tumors are usually unclear, however, the following changes may increase a person’s chances of becoming one:
- Age: Although brain tumors are more common in children and adults, they can affect anyone at any age.
- Gender: Men are more likely than men to have brain tumors in general. On the other hand, women are more likely to develop some form of brain tumor, such as meningioma.
- Toxic exposure at home and at work: Solvents, pesticides, oil products, rubber and vinyl chloride are all known to increase the risk of brain tumors. So try to avoid direct contact with such dangerous material.
- Family history: Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Tarcot Syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau Disease are some inherited genetic mutations or diseases that are associated with brain tumors. Scientists have discovered “clusters” of brain tumors in some families that have no known relationship with these inherited disorders. Studies are being conducted to determine the cause of these clusters.
Symptoms of a brain tumor
According to research and studies, there are more than 120 types of brain tumors based on the brain tissue that they affect.
Not all brain tumors are cancerous, but due to their size or location, even benign (non-cancerous) tumors can be dangerous.
The various functions performed by the brain are controlled and managed by different parts of the brain. Therefore, the location of the tumor in the brain also varies according to the different symptoms.
A brain tumor in the cerebellum at the back of the head, for example, can cause problems with movement, walking, balance and coordination.
Vision changes can occur if the tumor affects the optic tract, which is responsible for vision.
What symptoms a person will experience affects the size of the tumor and how fast it grows.
Here are some common symptoms of a brain tumor:
- Weakness, numbness or paralysis of one part of the body
- Difficulty thinking, speaking or finding words
- Changes in personality or behavior
- Loss of balance, dizziness or restlessness
- Hearing loss
- Convulsions or convulsions
- Poor eyesight
Preventive measures for brain tumors
Controlling your lifestyle is the most effective way to avoid brain tumors. These include eating well, exercising regularly, avoiding and managing nearby carcinogens Stress.
Here are some practical tips to prevent brain tumors:
A proper sleep cycle
Sleep is the best friend of the brain. Adequate sleep in a peaceful environment is good for brain health.
Balanced diet (anti-cancer diet)
Prevention of brain tumors requires a diet rich in anti-cancer ingredients, such as antioxidants, which are found in the following daily foods:
Frankincense oil (essential oil)
In addition to yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to relieve stress, frankincense oil can help reduce breathing. Inflammation In the brain
Also, regular head massage with essential oils helps reduce stress and maintain proper blood circulation.
Watch your calorie intake
Just as ketogenic diets and dietary limitations, especially fasting, have anti-carcinogenic properties.
Avoid high calorie foods and it makes you lazy and sluggish.
Opt for healthier lifestyle choices
Limit the use of your cell phone as excessive use of cell phones increases your chances of developing a brain tumor.
Getting proper rest and avoiding excessive screen time is the best way to prevent the risk of brain tumors.
The latest thought
On the occasion of World Tumor Day, we have presented some important information and pointers to make you aware about brain tumors.
The goal is to establish a collaborative environment where politicians, corporate leaders and medical and research organizations work together to fund and develop research to treat and diagnose potential brain tumors in a timely manner.
The essential thing before treatment is to observe the symptoms and respond. If you avoid the mentioned symptoms and do not treat for a long time, the situation can become serious. So reach for an accurate diagnosis and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
In addition, you should opt for frequent health screenings. It gives you vital insights into your health, allowing you to take the necessary steps to improve it.
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