Doctors explained the relationship between hypertension and dementia.
High blood pressure after 30 or 40 is a dangerous symptom, as it increases the risk of developing dementia by 60%. This conclusion was made by scientists from Oxford University.
If young people after 30 or 40 faced with high blood pressure, it can be a warning signal about the risk of dementia later in their lives. Oxford scientists have found that high blood pressure increases the risk of developing vascular dementia by 62%. This is the second in the spread of a kind of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. At risk people can protect themselves with the help of conventional drugs against the pressure.
About 200 thousand Russians suffered from vascular dementia that causes problems with memory, speech and concentration. It is a consequence of blood vessel disease where the brain loses blood. The authors of the study suggested that high blood pressure at a young age makes my sad contribution to the development of this problem later in life. This conclusion was based on medical records of more than 4 million people in the UK.
It turned out that high blood pressure aged 30 to 50 increases the risk of vascular dementia by 62%. For the age group from 51 to 70, the risk was increased by 26%. In the group aged 71 high risk not mentioned. The researchers found that high blood pressure is a risk factor, even if we take into account the history of strokes, which are the main cause of vascular dementia.
Note that high blood pressure is a known risk factor of stroke and cardiovascular disease. However, until recently, was not conducted sufficient research about whether hypertension leads to vascular dementia. Moreover, some researchers even argued that reduced blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of dementia.