Exercise Helps Breast Cancer Survivors To Restore Memory

Posted: Jul 11 2016, 8:15am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Exercise Helps Breast Cancer Survivors to Restore Memory
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It has been found that exercise helps restore the memory banks of females overcoming breast cancer.

Exercise is indeed the fountain of youth. It helps resolve several health issues. Also as little as 15 minutes of exercise per day may be enough to help ward off the signs of old age. Longevity is thus aided by vigorous exertion.

Even minimal exercise in the middle age years may help prevent such ailments as stroke in one’s later years. The latest study on the subject has revealed that exercise also boosts the memory reserves of breast cancer survivors.

The stresses and strains of undergoing breast cancer treatment may leave women exhausted and thus vulnerable to memory loss. However, physical exercise will help in the retention of short term and long term memories in these survivors of breast cancer.

A study was conducted and it examined 1800 breast cancer survivors. The types of physical exertion that were prescribed included: riding a bike, jogging, brisk walking and taking part in an aerobics class regularly.

These activities helped reduce the high stress levels among the females and also mitigated their fatigue. The subsequent salubrious effect on the psyche led to a resolution of memory issues.

Although correlation does not equal causation, still the benefits of the exercise regimen was less insecurity and more self-confidence among the female subjects.

The memory banks of these women automatically improved in their functioning as a result. The females had undergone chemotherapy and radiation as a part of their treatment procedure. This left them with an incomplete memory retrieval system.

Also the issue was linked to emotional pain. Besides being highly stressed, fearful, tired, emotional drained and left with zero self-confidence, these females were mentally exhausted. They thus faced glitches in their memory banks.

Subjective Memory Impairment is the technical term given to this ailment. The effects it wreaks on the individual’s psyche in the long term are devastating.

So to exercise may help keep the mind sharp and also prevent cognitive decline. Further research is required before anything can be said with surety. Breast cancer is a scourge that is very prevalent in modern times.

Three years ago, 41,000 individuals in the United States alone died from this disease. Most of them were women. There is a genetic basis of the malady. Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are partially responsible for breast cancer.

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