Today I’m going to be sharing with you 4 aphasia types, and 3 alternative medicines that may help you. This is a condition where brain damage impairs a person’s ability to communicate. Sure this usually involves speech, but may also include understanding others, and even reading or writing.
The first class is something called non-fluent and is a result of damage around the left front area of the brain. This involves speaking in very short sentences and possibly leaving words out. This is why it’s non-fluent, because the speech is choppy. Apart from speech, comprehending what others are saying may also be limited to a degree. If someone has this condition they usually are aware of their broken speech, and labor intensely to improve upon their communication.
The second one is called fluent and is a result of damage in the middle left side of the brain. Can you guess how it’s different than being non-fluent? Yep, when someone is fluent they oftentimes can speak in long fluent sentences, but there are some holes in it. A few words may be wrong or unrecognizable. Another big difference is that the person isn’t aware of his speech impairment.
The most severe type of this disease is when it’s global. Usually it takes place right after someone has had a stroke and results in huge challenges to speaking. Some individuals could understand zero communications or be mute. Others can understand a few sounds and perhaps speak only a few words.
Lastly there is something called primary progressive where a person over time, gradually loses their ability to communicate. A major cause of this ailment would be shrinkage with a part of the brain that helps control speech. This is the frontal and temporal lobes. You might be wondering why a person’s brain gets smaller. A big cause is that a person doesn’t get enough of the vitamins and minerals their body needs.
At the University of Oxford researches tested over 150 elderly patients. Some went into a group where they were given vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid. A second group only received placebo pills. After 2 years researchers noted that the group that took B vitamins had significantly less brain shrinkage. These vitamins not only help with the ability to communicate, but with an insane amount of other abilities such as skin care, preventing ailments and helping with memory.
If you’re relying on food to get all the vitamins and minerals you need, then this is risky. Our food today simply has fewer nutrients than it did in the past. Farmers use chemicals to help grow crops quicker so they can earn more money. This helps them with money, but makes the crops have less vitamins and minerals. A better idea to ensure you’re getting these important vitamins is through a dietary supplement.
Another alternative medicine to help the brain is omega 3 fats. In fact 60% of your brain is made of fat. This healthy fat can reduce brain shrinkage, protect the brain and maybe even improve it. In a study at the Translational Stroke Research scientists tested giving omega 3 to rats after the onset of a stroke. The result was that omega 3 reduced swelling, improved cognitive function and the area of destroyed tissue was reduced by around 60%.
Also something called primrose oil that has a high concentration of fatty acids helps control hormones and improve nerve function. This can all help send signals back and forth improving how the brain operates.
As you can see supplements can be extremely helpful, yet can be very risky as well. The industry is unregulated and this means it’s easy for companies to produce a low quality product that may hurt someone.
To sum everything up the 4 aphasia types would be fluent, non-fluent, global and primary progressive. To help prevent and treat this condition you can look into taking a good multivitamin supplement, omega 3 or primrose oil dietary supplement.