Linked to Memory Problems in Middle Age
By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy
August 25, 2009
Elevated diastolic blood pressure, hypertension, leads to decreases in cognition in people over age
A stroke study has been following 20,000 people age 45 and older. The study found that every
10-point increase in diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number in the blood pressure, increased the odds of
having some impairment in thinking ability by 7 percent.
A researcher stated “It’s possible that by preventing or treating high blood pressure, we could potentially prevent
cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to dementia.“
The National Institutes of Health is now organizing a large clinical trial to evaluate whether aggressive blood
pressure lowering can decrease a number of important health outcomes, including cognitive decline.
Reference Source: Neurology, August 25, 2009.
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For many high blood pressure is caused by atherosclerosis, narrowing of the blood vessels, or a decrease in the
flexibility of the blood vessels. In either case blood, oxygen and nutrients have a difficult time getting through
the blood vessels to the cells in the body. If the blood and nutrients can’t get through the blood vessels the
brain cells will die. When enough brain cells die memory will decrease.
If your blood pressure is higher than 180/80 call our office and schedule your DynaPulse Wave test. We can help you lower your blood pressure and preserve your brain
Additional information about high blood pressure is available at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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