The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal that makes sure to send neuron signals all throughout the entire body and makes sure that each organ system is doing its job properly. From the gut to the immune system and even the musculoskeletal system have a bidirectional connection to the central nervous system. When there are unwanted pathogens that start to enter the body and disrupt the signals in the brain microbiome, it’s known as a neurological disorder. In this 2 part series, we will be discussing what kind of therapeutic treatments can dampen the effects of inflammation and neurological disorders on the brain. Part 1 took a look at how neurological disorders affect the brain. By referring patients to qualified and skilled providers who specialized in neurological services. To that end, and when appropriate, we advise our patients to refer to our associated medical providers based on their examination. We find that education is the key to asking valuable questions to our providers. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC provides this information as an educational service only. Disclaimer
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How Does Inflammation Affect Neurological Disorders?
As many articles have stated, inflammation is a 2-way component where the body’s own immune system will send out inflammatory cytokines to the intruder that is attacking the body and distinguish it out. This is beneficial when there is acute inflammation on an injury and the affected area is red, swelling, and hot to the touch. However, when there is chronic inflammation and there are no unwanted pathogens in the body, the inflammatory cytokines will attack the body causing joint pain and other chronic conditions in the body. Research studies have shown that when there is chronic inflammation in the body, it can lead to tissue damage, and when the central nervous system is being targeted due to inflammation, it’s known as neuroinflammation.
Other studies have shown that the activation of the glial cells and the synthesis of inflammation mediators are key elements of second chronic inflammation to neurological disorders in a wide spectrum. This is due to neuroinflammation in the brain and can disrupt the neuron signals that are traveling back and forth from the brain. Research has found that when there is highly destructive neuroinflammation that has been associated with the central nervous system glia can cause the blood-brain barrier permeability to break down and cause damage to the brain.
Inflammation In ADHD
In part 1, it discussed how ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has a wide variety of symptoms that can impair cognitive function in the brain for both adults and children. Research studies have found that inflammation’s role in ADHD shows neuronal damage and degeneration, increased oxidative stress, and blood-brain barrier disruption. This is due to the above-chance comorbidity of ADHD with inflammatory and autoimmune disorders in the body. Studies also have found that early-life exposure to environmental factors may raise the risk for ADHD via an inflammatory mechanism due to prenatal exposure to inflammation and reducing the cortical gray matter volume in the brain. Even the polymorphisms in genes are associated with inflammation that has been seen in ADHD.
HCTP (human cellular tissue products) or stem cells* have been used in regenerative cellular treatment in both international and nationally affiliated clinics and distribution organizations used to help boost the body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate organs, repair diseased tissues, and regenerate cellular structures back to their original state. HCTP has beneficial properties for individuals who are in chronic pain and as more upcoming research is discovering what HCTP can do, individuals can get their lives back pain-free.
Neurological Treatments For The Brain
As stated previously, the brain’s main function is to send out neuron signals throughout the body. Eating nutritional foods or taking supplements that promote brain health is important for the central nervous system because it needs these nutrients to function properly. By incorporating brain food and supplements as a part of therapeutic treatments for the central nervous system can dampen the effects of chronic inflammation and lower the risk of neurological disorders to rise up. Plus as an added bonus, taking supplements can even reduce other chronic issues that the individual didn’t know that they had in their bodies.
Research has shown that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can exhibit neuroprotective properties against inflammation while also being a potential treatment for a variety of neurodegenerative and neurological disorders like ADHD. Since ADHD has a wide spectrum of symptoms that occurs due to it being a neurodevelopmental disorder that is common in children and adults, studies have shown that omega-3s are key regulators for brain neurotransmission, neurogenesis, and neuroinflammation. With their anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3s play an important role in preventing and treating psychological and behavioral dysfunction disorders from the brain. Not only that but, omega-3s can also exhibit antioxidative effects to oxidative stress in the body.
All in all, incorporating ways to promote brain health is essential for a functional body. By finding ways to make small changes in the body can help it in the long run. The brain’s main job is to send neuron signals all throughout the body and vice versa. When there are unwanted pathogens that start to attach themselves to these neuron signals and travel with them to the brain, can cause neurodegenerative disorders that will affect the brain’s health. Utilizing therapeutic ways to dampen the effects of neurodegenerative disorders will give an individual a chance to get their life back and not be worried about the aftereffects of suffering from neurodegeneration.
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