Top 10 Everyday Things That Could Cause Brain Damage

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6. Air pollution

air pollution

 The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in your body. Inhaling polluted air reduces the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a reduction in brain efficiency.

Tests done on mice show that in the long run dirty air could in fact cause actual physical changes to the brain which in turn have negative effects.

The polluted air was the same as that created by cars, factories and natural dust and contained fine particulates about a thirtieth the size of a human hair, 2.5 micrometers, which can reach deep areas of the body’s organs.

 

7. Sleep Deprivation

sleep deprivation

Sleep allows our brain to relax. Long term deprivation from sleep will speed up the death of brain cells.

That means that teenagers who stay up late most nights before struggling in to school the next day may have to worry about not just being drowsy during lessons, but brain damage.

A new study suggests they could suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives. U.S researchers found that short-term sleep restriction averts the balanced growth and depletion of brain synapses, which are the connections between nerve cells where communication occurs.

 

8. Wearing Cap, Scarf or Socks While Sleeping

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Gaseous exchange is a requirement between our body cells and the atmosphere. If we cover our head and other parts of the body while sleeping, it leaves a bad impact on our brain. So never wear any cap, scarf or socks while you sleep. It’s a very bad habit that people are used to doing when cold.

 

9. Eating junk food

Junk Food

What happens to your brain cells when they aren’t provided with the healthy nutrients you need to survive? Your brain cells starve and die! A little bit of junk food will never hurt, especially when you require it for emergency preparedness. Junk food acts as a comfort food and prevents food fatigue in cases of emergency and should not be wholly overlook. However, eating unhealthy food on a consistent basis without any healthy food will cause brain cells to die. Again, you have complete control over what you choose to eat. Pick healthy foods and give your brains the adequate nutrients that they need to live prosperously.

 

10. Drinking too much alcohol

Alcohol

How many brain cells can die after drinking one beer can? That depends on the percentage of alcohol in that beer.  Chances are good that drinking just one beer will not kill any. Getting drunk probably won’t even kill any brain cells. Alcohol can cause a temporary chemical imbalance and structural changes. If you are an alcoholic or you frequently “drink too much alcohol,” you will most likely kill more brain cells. MRI’s of alcoholic patients show a decreased brain volume.

More information about Alcohol Poisoning:

Excessive drinking can pose a hazard to everyone’s health! It can be particularly stressful if you are the sober one taking care of a drunken friend or family member who is vomiting all over the place.

Some people laugh at the behavior of others who are drunk. Some think it’s even funnier when they pass out. But there is nothing funny about the aspiration of vomit leading to asphyxiation or the poisoning of the respiratory center in the brain, both of which can result in death.

Do you know about the dangers of alcohol poisoning? When should you seek professional help for a friend? Sadly enough, too many college students say they wish they would have sought medical treatment for a friend. Many end up feeling responsible for alcohol-related deaths that could have easily been prevented.

Common myths about sobering up include drinking black coffee, taking a cold bath or shower, sleeping it off, or walking it off. These are just myths, and they never work. The only thing that reverses the effects of alcohol is time-something you may not have if you are suffering from alcohol poisoning. And many different factors affect the level of intoxication of an individual, so it is not simple to gauge exactly how much is too much.

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