Did you know that people with high blood pressure are more likely to get Alzheimer’s? In this article, autopsies were performed on over 700 Asian Americans- most of whom had high blood pressure. Those who took beta blockers for their HBP had the LEAST changes to their brain- meaning the beta blockers helped reduce the probability of Alzheimer’s or dementia. The beta blockers also helped reduce the risk for microinfarcts, a condition that arises when blood does not get to certain areas of the brain, causing multiple tiny strokes.
If you have high blood pressure, please take the time to read this article- it is very interesting. In the end, I was reminded that there is a direct link between a healthy heart and healthy brain….