Cardiovascular Healths & Cognitive Functioning
A growing number of evidence suggests that cardiovascular health affects cognitive functioning and hypertension is linked directly to brain functions. Although it is attributed mainly to aging, several researches show that hypertension is the real root of much cognitive decline.
How Hypertension Damages Brain & Body
Hypertension damages brain in form of lesions in the message-carrying axons being responsible for memory, small strokes and tissue death.
Additionally, hypertension may reduce attention, learning, memory and decision-making and in serious cases it results in weakening of blood vessels leading to tear and causing sudden death or disability.
During that time the body suffers mostly in silence except for some rarely occuring symptoms such as headaches, nosebleeds or shortness of breath.
What Can Be Done?
Control your weight, keep your cholesterol low, give up smoking, limit salt consumption and check your blood pressure more frequently.
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