Nose picking habit: Rhinotillexomania can disrupt your future rhythm

It is not a mere habit that prompts the question of nose picking. Rather, it relates to a recent discovery by scientists that the act of picking our nose can result in our severe brain damage. Numerous studies have been conducted on this topic, and they have all come to similar conclusions. In essence, frequent nose picking can lead to the development of a brain disease known as dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a general term for impaired memory, thinking, or decision-making. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, but it is not a normal part of aging.

What has been seen in recent research?
A recent study by researchers at the University of Western Sydney has found that dementia patients have a particular type of protein, called tau, present in their brains. The protein enters the body through some form of pathogenesis, meaning that it enters the brain via a pathogen from outside the body. Scientists believe that the nose is the gateway through which the pathogen enters the brain, causing neuroinflammation and increasing the risk of dementia.

The primary cause of nosebleeds is the act of cleaning the nose. However, those who pick their noses frequently tend to do so with unclean hands and neglect to wash their hands before or after blowing their noses. This can result in the spread of up to twelve different pathogens that can easily lead to infection through the nose. It is important to remember that infections can spread in two ways: through the ground and through the air. Soil-borne infections are highly contagious and are believed to be a contributing factor to the development of dementia.

What is the opinion of the researchers?
In a study published in the journal Biomolecules, scientists have presented several pieces of evidence indicating that our fingers play a role in harboring bacteria inside the nose, which can later cause nerve inflammation. The researchers have emphasized the importance of cleanliness, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and stress the need to make cleanliness a regular habit.

This news is a creative derivative product from articles published in famous peer-reviewed journals and Govt reports:

References:
1. About Dementia, https://www.cdc.gov/aging/dementia/index.html#:~:text=Dementia%20is%20not%20a%20specific,a%20part%20of%20normal%20aging.

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