A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain. There are many different types of brain tumors. Some brain tumors are not cancerous (common) and some brain tumors are cancerous (malignant).
Science plays a very important role in our life. It is very important that you have the necessary information about brain tumor in order to help people with brain tumor symptoms. Persistent or late-onset headache (over 50 years or above), vomiting, sudden blurred vision, frequent changes in headache symptoms, double vision (Blur vision), weakness in any part of the body, spinal weakness y Walking on your feet and feeling unbalanced are some of the symptoms you should see a doctor if you notice. To better understand brain tumors, you must first have some knowledge about the tumor.
A tumor is an overgrowth of cells. These tumors can be malignant and can occur in any part of the body. As the name suggests, a brain tumor is a tumor in the brain. There are two types of brain tumor – primary and secondary. Primary brain tumors are those that arise in the brain. On the other hand, secondary brain tumors are those that reach the brain from another organ. Secondary brain tumors are more common than primary brain tumors. In fact, 40% or more of malignant tumors reach the brain from other parts of the body.
Brain and central nervous system tumors are the second most common cancer in children, accounting for about 25% of pediatric cancers. However, most brain tumors are not malignant. In fact, only a third of all brain tumor cases are malignant. Exposure to ionizing waves and a family history of brain tumors increase the risk of brain tumors. It is very important to detect it at an early stage to have better chances of treatment.
With the help of science, most brain tumors are diagnosed by CT scan or MRI. Once diagnosed, treatment can be done in a number of ways. Treatment depends on whether the brain tumor is primary or secondary. Low-grade astrocytoma, ganglion glioma, meningioma, schwannoma, and epidermoid are some of the brain tumors that can be completely cured by neuronavigation, microneurosurgery, skull base surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery, ray scalpel gamma, radiosurgery and radiotherapy. Therefore, early diagnosis is extremely important and early diagnosis is only possible when people are aware of brain tumors and their symptoms. In this context, World Brain Tumor Day 8th June takes on great importance every year.
The important information mentioned above is about brain disease and its treatment, which is very important for everyone to understand. As a neurologist, my call to all of your readers is to adopt a lifestyle that helps keep not only your body healthy but your brain as well. Although many things are necessary to maintain good mental health, you should at least take care of these things. For example –
• Exercise regularly. (Morning walk, Cycling)
• Eat brain healthy foods like green leafy vegetables, nuts, omega 3, etc.
• Avoid smoking and alcohol.
• Try to be mentally active.
• Try to avoid stress in your life.
• Try to avoid panic.
• Do yoga every day