Dr Fowzia stresses on need for awareness about Alzheimer's disease

MN Report 11:58 AM, 21 Sep, 2022
Dr Fowzia stresses on need for awareness about Alzheimer's disease

KARACHI: Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Pakistan and a renowned neuro physician, stated that age-related dementia might be better managed with sufficient precaution, care, and lifestyle adjustments.

On the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day, she stated that our culture considers it natural for a person to grow more forgetful as they age. She stated that awareness must be raised that this amnesia may be a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. 

Dr Fowzia Siddiqui stated that this sickness is a severe ailment and that appropriate education might spare the elderly and their families a great deal of suffering. She stated that this day is observed annually on September 21. 
Today, the global community focuses on raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Fowzia Siddiqui stated that this disease might strike long before old age due to the harmful habits of modern life.  She indicated that nutrition has a significant impact in this respect. She stated that artificial chemicals in the diet, lack of adequate rest, living in artificial light, and avoiding direct sunshine weaken the neurological system. 

She stated that rising levels of stress must be avoided at all costs. She stated that environmental degradation and releasing toxic gases affect our mental health. 

Dr Fowzia Siddiqui noted that a deficiency in vitamins, particularly vitamin E and vitamin B-12, as well as essential minerals, affects our mental health. She stated that almonds and walnuts contain brain-enhancing vitamin E.

However, scientists believe that in the great majority of cases, Alzheimer's, like other prevalent chronic disorders, is likely the consequence of complex interactions between various variables, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle, and underlying medical problems. 

Although certain risk factors, such as age or genetics, cannot be modified, others, such as high blood pressure and lack of exercise, may often be modified to minimize risk. Research in these areas might develop novel methods for identifying individuals who pose the greatest danger. She emphasized the need to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease in Pakistan, particularly in rural regions.