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High Blood Pressure Is Linked To Brain Death And Shrinkage, And Dementia

By | April 16th, 2017 | Modified - June 23rd, 2017
High Blood Pressure Is Linked To Brain Death And Shrinkage And Dementia
High Blood Pressure Is Linked To Brain Death And Shrinkage And Dementia

High Blood Pressure Raises Risk of Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Elevated blood pressure in people over 40 increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia later in life.[1] This doesn’t mean you should wait until you are 40 to address reversing high blood pressure.

High blood pressure develops through the hardening of the arteries throughout the body as a result of poor diet. The hardening of arteries develops over time and high blood pressure is just a sign that the health of the arteries has been compromised.

Hardening of arteries and high blood pressure develops as a result of the consumption of meat, dairy, and processed foods. These foods introduce harmful fats, excess cholesterol, and substances that cause oxidative stress in the body.

The combination of these substances promotes the development of atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of arteries due to the buildup of a harmful cholesterol plaque in artery walls.

High blood pressure develops because the arteries lose their elasticity, and results in pressure buildup as the heart pumps blood through arteries.

High Blood Pressure Destroys Brain Tissue and Leads to Brain Shrinkage and Dementia

Hardened arteries in the brain strongly increases the risk of cognitive decline.[2] When the heart pumps bloods into hardened arteries in the brain the pressure can burst small vessels and cause micro bleeds in the brain.

People with high blood pressure frequently have micro bleeds in the brain, which results in brain tissue death.[3]

Micro bleeds clog surrounding tissue and cuts off blood supply to brain tissue. This results in the development of lacunar infarctions, or the death of brain cells in the form of little holes of the brain.

These holes cause reduced physical and cognitive function and double the risk of developing dementia.[4]

Sustained high blood pressure over time can cause so many holes in the brain and reduce of the size of brain.

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[1] Launer LJ. The epidemiologic study of dementia: a life-long quest? Neurobiol Aging. 2005 Mar;26(3):335-40.
[2]Intracranial atherosclerosis as a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Alzheimers Dement. 2011 Jul;7(4):436-44.
[3] Seo SW, Hwa Lee B, Kim EJ, Chin J, Sun Cho Y, Yoon U, Na DL. Clinical significance of microbleeds in subcortical vascular dementia. Stroke. 2007 Jun;38(6):1949-51.
[4] Silent brain infarcts and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. N Engl J Med. 2003 Mar 27;348(13):1215-22.

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Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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