The Startling Side Effect of High Blood Pressure, Says Study

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Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, talks with Eat This, Not That about the startling side effect of high blood pressure according to recent study.

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High blood pressure doesn’t make the headlines as much as other health concerns, but it’s a serious issue that millions struggle with. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, “Nearly half of adults in the United States (47%, or 116 million) have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 80 mmHg or are taking medication for hypertension.” When left untreated, high blood pressure can cause major health problems like “wear and tear of blood vessels, heart attack, kidney damage, and stroke,” Dr. Rahul Aggarwal, Interventional cardiologist, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center part of the Palm Beach Health Network tells us. In addition, according to one study, high blood pressure has been linked to a startling side effect. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.

High Blood Pressure and the Link to Dementia

Christian Benedict, Associate Professor at Uppsala University’s Department of Neuroscience, and senior author of the study, explained in a press release accompanying the study shares that researchers observed 1000 Swedish older men who were followed for 24 years. The study revealed that blood pressure can vary throughout the day with lower readings at night that researchers called “dipping.” “The risk of getting a dementia diagnosis was 1.64 times higher among men with reverse dipping compared to those with normal dipping. Reverse dipping mainly increased the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia,” says Xiao Tan, postdoctoral fellow from the same department and first author of this research….

See what else Dr. Curry-Winchell has to share as she answers questions for Eat This, Not That as they discuss the startling side effect of high blood pressure, according to recent studies.

Eat This, Not That: The Startling Side Effect of High Blood Pressure, Says Study