Scientists still do not know what causes Alzheimer's disease. There are several versions, one of which is considered the most likely. We are talking about plaques from the peptide beta-amyloid, which are formed in the vessels of the brain. And recent research has shown that you can get rid of them - through a natural vascular pulsation known as vasomotion.
Vasomotion has been studied to better understand blood flow in patients with diabetes and heart disease. A team of medical scientists at Massachusetts Central Hospital has begun to study the relationship between this process and the accumulation of various substances in the vessels of the brain.
To do this, scientists injected a carbohydrate called dextran into the brains of mice, which was then tracked using fluorescent labels. Scientists have documented that low-frequency vasomotion cycles play a crucial role in dextran removal.
In subsequent experiments, the researchers caused stronger vasomotor vibrations - and it turned out that they further increase the rate of pulsation of the lumen of the vessels. Then the scientists turned to the study of mice with beta-amyloid plaques formed in the walls of their cerebral vessels. And they found that the pulsation of blood vessels naturally removes peptide formations from their walls.
When applied to humans, the study suggests that vasomotion may be a critical factor in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. If scientists can find ways to maintain optimal vasomotion in patients, it will give them the ability to independently get rid of harmful substances.