The latest study dictates that lowering the blood pressure might actually cut down the risks of developing any brain disorder leading to Alzheimer’s along with similar versions of dementia. One among 3 adults in America suffers from issues of High Blood Pressure with only half of this population attaining control over the same.
The study’s lead author, Dr. Jeff Williamson from Wake Forest School of Medicine mentioned that these findings were actually a leap ahead in the solving issues of memory loss and brain disorder. For the very first time, scientists have decoded that something that is good for the heart is good for the brain too. The study peaked at effects of highly intensive pressure in the blood while understanding the risks related to the development of a mild form of cognitive impairment.
It starts with problems related to planning and thinking, yet, they can complete everyday tasks perfectly. This is the initiation of dementia with signs of progress with time. To complete this research, about 9000+ people aged 50 and more were studied for a term of 3 years. It was confirmed that lowering the blood pressure in a rather aggressive mannerism while getting hold of systolic pressure of blood to go below 120, brings down the cognitive impairment rate by 19 percent when compared to the less aggressive form of treatment that brings down this number to 140.
Researchers, however, couldn’t see a similar effect on the patients suffering from dementia as there wasn’t enough proof to study the case. Pending this, Alzheimer’s Association shall help by funding this study for 2 more years. This will provide the doctors something very tangible for discussion with the patients that are concerned with regards to the changes seen in mental functionality. The result of this study was published at the popular publication named Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
High Blood Pressure also serves as the leading factor for heart issues, kidney failure, and stroke. Whether you have been taking the medicines for BP or not, it is advised that you should bring it down from 130 by help from your doctor. Given long delay with high-risen blood pressure, it can lead to an onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s with time. MCI is an early form of dementia with Alzheimer’s being one among the 6 leading causes for death in the U.S.