Vasavada discusses blood pressure, brain function
Good control of blood pressure is a topic of interest for preventing kidney disease and heart disease.
But did you know that controlling your blood pressure can help decrease your risk of a stroke in later years, as well as late-life dementia such as Alzheimer's disease?
High blood pressure is the single most important treatable risk factor for stroke. Studies show that good blood pressure control decreases the risk of stroke, and that benefits are seen even in patients over the age of 80 years.
M.D., assistant clinical professor of medicine in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and Division of Nephrology discusses the relationship between blood pressure and brain maladies.