Alzheimer disease is a tricky disease and cannot be diagnosed easily, because every patient has a unique sign or symptom for the disease. The disease is usually divided into several stages namely Pre-Dementia Stage, Mild Alzheimer's Stage, Moderate Alzheimer's Stage, and Severe Alzheimer's Stage.
A great deal of research is being done on this disease and this new research on contraceptive pills is a milestone. The several factors associated with developing the disease are age, family history, Down's Syndrome, whiplash and head injuries, mild cognitive impairment, gender, heart related problems and some other disease conditions.
Experts say that the key hormone - estrogen present in the contraceptive pills is responsible for hardening the arteries, which in turn increases the blood supply to the brain helping to function it properly and it also encourages the growth of certain cells in the brain. Lead researcher Kelly Egan told Mail Online, “Our analysis indicated that hormonal contraceptive use may have a protective cognitive effect, even years after use is discontinued. This is especially true in subjects with a longer duration of use.”
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