Many of our elderly who suffer from surgery suffer from cognitive loss and the question that often arises is the anesthesia or the surgery itself causes the problem. An article published in the September issue of Annals of Surgery compared the effect of anesthesia alone versus anesthesia plus surgery and showed that in fact the surgery itself is the most potent in mice with a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's disease! Surgery causes inflammation that affects the brain as well as the main body.
There are a number of preventive measures that can help prevent cognitive impairment. We recommend diets that include medium chain triglycerides (found in coconut oil), curcumin, niacinamide, choline, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamin B12 and vitamin D3. In addition exercise, social interaction, and mental exercises. For more information, visit www.doctorsaputo.com
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