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It is common for everyone to experience mood changes when they are suffering from an ailment. Even a common cold or flu can make us irritable, less focused, and sad. But, there are many other health conditions, especially mental health disorders, that can have a huge negative impact on our mood resulting in a complete change in our personalities. Understanding these disorders can help you deal with them better.
Migraines are commonly associated with pain and nausea, but they can increase the risk for several other issues as well. You’re twice as likely to develop Bell’s Palsy or temporary facial paralysis. Though the symptoms subside within two weeks, it can surely be scary! Additionally, since migraines change blood flow, there’s a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Migraines are also linked to a higher rate of Parkinson’s disease.
Constant yawning means that you’re not getting enough sleep. This will harm your immunity, appetite, and fertility while increasing your obesity risk. Poor sleep quality will also cause frequent yawning. Boredom or stress may also be the culprit. Serious conditions like stroke or hypothyroidism can make you yawn too much. It might also be a warning sign of Parkinson’s disease or a migraine attack.
Be it giving a dish a slight tang or completely spicing it up, black pepper can be used with any type of cuisine. But...
The direct cause of Parkinson’s disease is not yet known. Scientists have accumulated a pool of potential risk factors – lifestyle and environmental – to decipher this mysterious neurodegenerative disorder. Genetics and factors like age, gender, pesticide and metal exposure, and head injuries seem to play a cooperative role in bringing about PD. Interestingly, gut bacteria may have something to do with PD as well.
Even before motor symptoms occur, clinical depression and anxiety may set in. Forgetfulness, slurring, difficulty swallowing, sleep disorders, and dizziness are common. Patients experience tremors starting in the thumb and index finger, foot or jaw. Limb motility and facial expressions are compromised, muscles are constricted, and posture balance and coordination becomes a challenge.
With its steroids, ashwagandha fights free radicals and increases the activity of the natural antioxidants in the body, thus lowering inflammation, a common factor in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. It helps clear out the proteins that form plaques in an Alzheimer's brain. It improves the symptoms of Parkinson's related to muscle control, movement, and balance by raising dopamine levels. The herb has the rare ability to repair damaged neurons and reconstruct neuronal networks and synapses, which helps improve memory and cognition. No wonder Ayurveda uses it as a rejuvenator.