Warnings From Not Taking Blood Pressure Medication 11 mon
Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases miss their best chance to control their conditions and improve their health
This study followed more than 73,500 patients with high blood pressure for 10 years, tracking which patients took their medication as prescribed and which took them improperly or not at all. After 10 years, researchers found that poorer medication adherence increased stroke risk in both the short- and long-term. Over the 10-year period, patients failing to adhere to blood pressure lowering medications were 3-7 times more likely to suffer a stroke than patients adhering to medications, depending on the combination of prescribed medications. And during the year in which patients suffered a s ... read more
Blood Pressure and the Brain, Minding Your Blood Pressure 11 mon
In order to prevent or treat high blood pressure, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, follow the doctor’s orders and any treatment plans.
Hypertension is at the root of cognitive decline. It’s becoming increasingly clear that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is at the root of much cognitive decline that has previously been attributed to aging. The more that scientists scrutinize brain function, and especially memory, the more they conclude that we have the ability to keep our memory and spirit strong well into old age.It’s becoming increasingly clear that high blood pressure, or
hypertension, is at the root of much cognitive decline that has
previously been attributed to aging.
Hypertension is defined as blood press ... read more
African Americans may be at greater risk for Alzheimer’s 11 mon
The effort to engage African Americans on Alzheimer’s comes as the U.S. population ages and becomes more diverse. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number expected to more than triple by 2050
Studies show that older African Americans are almost twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer’s disease for genetic, biological and socioeconomic reasons. Diet and even the stress of experiencing racism can be factors.
Yet relatively few African Americans want to talk about Alzheimer’s, which is the leading cause of dementia. For historical reasons, even fewer want to participate in clinical research trials that could deliver benefits to themselves and future generations.
You just don’t hear about Alzheimer’s in the black community. There’s some stigma,” said Stephanie Monroe, ... read more