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What is Mild Cognitive Impairment? How can you lower its Risk?

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment? How can you lower its Risk?

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a health condition in which patient experiences issues associated with memory, language, recall, and inability to perform many normal daily living activities. According to many studies in the past, it was found that people with MCI are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer disease. Therefore, early diagnose is essential to manage it effectively with a proper rehabilitation program.

Causes behind MCI include trauma, brain injuries, depression, severe stress, age, and few other underlying causes. If you have any symptoms associated with MIC, you must seek help from a professional primary care physician. However, despite of all technological breakthroughs and inventions, all physicians suggest that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, you must consider tips given below to lower your risk for MCI.

  • If you have any blood pressure issues, you must address them with extreme caution. Having low or high blood pressure increases risk of MCI significantly, thus always maintain normal blood pressure.
  • Enhance your current lifestyle and make sure that you are physically, socially, and mentally active all the times. Daily exercise regimen can certainly help you stay away from such health conditions.
  • A balanced diet also plays an important role, as including fresh vegetables and fruits in your daily diet give you antioxidants, vitamin E and C that help your brain restore cells.
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