Dr. Raymond Rezaie Discusses the Link Between Hypertension and Cognitive Decline
MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / February 11, 2021 / Hypertension is known as a risk factor for serious health issues, such as stroke and heart disease. Many people already understand that hypertension is bad, but they don’t know all the ways it can negatively affect the function of the body. Dr. Raymond Rezaie recently explained that before these major health events, hypertension has been shown to have small impacts on the brain. These are shown through inferior cognitive function.
Dr. Raymond Rezaie explained that numerous studies have been performed comparing the cognitive function of being with normal blood pressure levels and those with higher than normal levels. The studies showed that high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, was linked to inferior performance on tests assessing memory, attention span, learning capabilities, and more.
“The studies showed that hypertension can cause diminished levels of cognitive function, and this can negatively affect a person’s quality of life,” Dr. Raymond Rezaie said.
Dr. Raymond Rezaie explained that maintaining cognitive function while aging is an essential part of overall life satisfaction. Those who maintain their psychomotor abilities, executive functions, and perceptual skills tend to be more independent at older ages, and ultimately, happier.
“One in five people in the U.S., are currently living with hypertension,” Dr. Raymond Rezaie said. “We already knew that hypertension can lead to heart disease and stroke, but this new research linking high blood pressure to cognitive decline could open the gates for a lot of additional research and understanding.”
Dr. Raymond Rezaie explained that doctors have known that hypertension is linked to damage to numerous organs, including the kidneys, heart, eyes, and more. They’re now beginning to understand just how detrimental hypertension can be, as it has now been shown to cause harm to the brain as well. Dr. Raymond Rezaie added that hypertension-related declines in cognitive function can now be detected with certain brain scans. He hopes that new research and detection strategies can help combat cognitive decline and other hypertension-related health issues before they become more serious.
“There’s no denying that many questions remain regarding this topic,” Dr. Raymond Rezaie said. “But with one in five Americans dealing with hypertension as we speak, we have plenty of reasons to continue researching.”
Dr. Raymond Rezaie finished by stating that some of the most common causes of hypertension are obesity, being overweight, smoking, and living a sedentary lifestyle. Living an overall healthy lifestyle, with a healthful diet and plenty of exercises, could reduce your chance of developing hypertension and experiencing the cognitive decline linked to it.
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