Worldwide on 22nd July world brain day is celebrated. Its purpose is to make people aware about diseases related to the brain. There are many types of problems in the brain, but in these brain tumor is considered quite dangerous. There is also the possibility of death due to this. Treatment of brain tumor is possible, but for this it is necessary that the symptoms of this disease are recognized as soon as possible, although people are very careless in this matter. Many times, some problems occurring in the head are ignored, which later leads to serious diseases like tumors.
Director, Department of Neuro Surgery, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faris on the occasion of Brain Day Dr. Ashish Gupta Know from what is a brain tumor and how dangerous it is. According to Dr. Ashish, a collection or group of abnormal cells in the brain is called a brain tumor. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous.
When benign or malignant tumors grow, they can increase the pressure inside your skull. This can cause damage to the brain as well as life-threatening. There are many types of brain tumors. In these, primary brain tumors arise in your brain. They can develop in many parts of your body. These are brain cells such as the membranes that surround the brain, called the meninges, and nerve cells such as the pituitary or pineal. Primary tumors can be benign or cancerous. Glioma and meningiomebrane tumors are commonly found in adults.
secondary brain tumor
Most of the brain cancers are secondary brain tumours. They start in one part of the body and spread or metastasize to the brain. These cancers can metastasize to the brain:
These are the symptoms of brain tumor
3.Blurred vision or two things
6. Weakness in any limb or part of the face
7. Changes in the way the brain works
8. Being unformed
9. Losing Memory
10. Difficulty in writing or reading
11. Changes in hearing, taste, or smell
12. Decreased reflexes, which may include lethargy and loss of consciousness
13. Difficulty Swallowing
15. Eye problems, such as drooping eyelids and uneven pupils
15. Loss of control of movement
16. hand tremors
17. Losing Balance
18. Losing control of the bladder or bowels
19. Numbness or tingling in one part of the body
20. Difficulty speaking or understanding others
21. Changes in mood, personality, emotions and behavior
22. Difficulty walking
23. Weakness in the muscles of the face, arms or legs
24. Lowering of blood pressure
26. Changes in vision, such as blurred vision or tunnel vision
What are the reasons behind brain tumor?
Of the total cancer cases, only 5 to 10 percent of cancers are genetic or hereditary. It is very rare to have a brain tumor due to genetics.
The risk of most types of brain tumors increases with age.
Exposure to certain chemicals, for example chemicals found at your workplace, may increase your risk of brain cancer.
Those exposed to ionizing radiation have an increased risk of brain tumors.
How are brain tumors detected?
Your medical history is looked at along with a physical examination to detect a brain tumor. Physical examination includes extensive neurological examination, contrast CT scan of the brain, contrast MRI, MR spectroscopy, angiography and biopsy.
brain tumor treatment
Surgery is the most common treatment for malignant brain tumours. In this, as much of the cancerous part as possible is removed without damaging the healthy parts of the brain. While some tumors are in such a place that they can be removed easily, while some may be in such places that it is not possible to remove completely. Partial removal of brain cancer can also be beneficial. Along with surgery, other treatments like radiation therapy and chemotherapy are also done.
Take care of your brain like this
keep diet right
get some sleep
Do not drink alcohol and smoke
don’t take stress
Consult a doctor in case of any headache
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