Study Finds Link Between High Blood Pressure, Dementia

Study Finds Link Between High Blood Pressure, Dementia


. A STUDY STUDY FUNDS A LINK BETWEEN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND DEMENTIA. APT ONE IN THREE HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, MARY HAS MORE. Reporter: CITING SHARP AND WARDING OFF DEMENTIA MAY RELY ON PART ON DOING YOUR BEST TO KEEP HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AT BAY. SO FINDS A NEW STUDY THAT SUGGESTS STRICT CONTROL OF HYPERTENSION MAY HELP PREVENT DEMENTIA. Reporter: IT AFFECTS ABOUT 10% OF MESHES OVER 65. WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF GREAT TREATMENTS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH FUTURE RISK OF DEMENTIA. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE METHOD FIGHT. Reporter: RESEARCHERS AND STROKE USED MRI’S TO SCAN THE BRAINS OF HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. THEY FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO GOT INTENSIVE CONTROL OF THEIR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SHOWED A SLOWING OF ACCUMULATION OF CERTAIN LESIONS IN THE WHITE MATTER COMPARED TO THOSE WHO GOT STANDARD BLOOD PRESSURE TREATMENT. WE TELL PEOPLE IN YOUR 20’S YOU SHOULD GET SCREEN. KNOW YOUR NUMBERS, HAVE THAT CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOCTOR WHERE IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GETTING CHECKED OFTEN. IF ARE YOU PRESCRIBED MEDICATION TAKE THEM. EVERY DAY AS PRESCRIBED. THEN THERE ARE A LOT OF LIFESTYLE THINGS YOU CAN DO. WE TALK AT REDUCING SALT IN YOUR DIET. INCREASING POTASSIUM, EXERCISING. Reporter: THE STUDY FOUND THAT PATIENT WHO RECEIVED INTENSIVE BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL HAD SLIGHTLY MORE LOSS OF THE BRAIN’S VOLUME COMPARED TO PEOPLE WHO GOT STANDARD TREATMENT. MARY, CBS2 NEWS. THEY MATCH A PREVIOUS STUDY THAT SHOWED

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