The NewsYet – Love being a couch potato? Your brain might be at risk – Times of India
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is observed every year to create awareness about the disease and discuss ways to circumvent the same. The incidence of brain tumours among Indians is seeing quite an increase over the last few years. Currently, the incidence of brain tumours in India is five to ten per a population of one lakh.
, smoking, dietary patterns are cited as major causes of brain tumours.
Brain tumours occur in brain cells, which multiply in an abnormal fashion, in which their multiplication cannot be controlled. The tumours can be
(malignant) or non-cancerous (non-malignant). Patients develop symptoms depending on the tumour’s location, the speed at which the cells are multiplying and the pace at which they are spreading to adjacent areas.
Dr K Atchiyya Naidu, consultant neurosurgeon at another private hospital said, “Brain tumours may be primary (arising from cells in the brain, nerve cells (neurons) glial cells, blood vessels) or secondary (tumors deposited in the brain from other sites of the body like breast, thyroid and bone). As per studies, people between the age of 60-80 are more likely to develop brain tumour.”
The most common symptoms of brain tumours include headaches, which occur in around 35% patients and can appear along with nausea, vomitting and problems with regard to specific
According to doctors, survival rates and treatment outcomes improve if the tumour is detected early.
With increase in stress, smoking, diet comprising junk food, sedentary lifestyle, brain tumours are increasing. People usually ignore early symptoms and turn up in stage three or four.