Alzheimers Dement: the risk of dementia in hypertensive patients is reduced by special training

Training will help preserve the mental abilities of patients with hypertension who are prone to dementia. There is one feature – they must be intense.

The results of the SPRINT study were published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia. It started in the USA in 2009. The study involved about 9,500 patients with arterial hypertension over 50 years of age. 

One part of the volunteers achieved a reduction in pressure to 120 mm Hg, the other – to 140 mm Hg. We are talking about the “upper” systolic pressure.

It turned out that lowering blood pressure to 120 mmHg reduces the risk of developing cognitive changes – precursors of early dementia. Intense exercise was associated with a reduced risk of dementia and mild memory impairment. You need to train at least 2-3 times a week – under the guidance of an experienced trainer or doctor.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a chronic condition in which the pressure in the arteries remains above normal for a long time. Main signs of hypertension:

1. One of the main signs of hypertension is constantly elevated blood pressure. Hypertension is usually diagnosed if it exceeds 140/90 mmHg. Some doctors claim that 130 mmHg is already a sign of hypertension.

2. Frequent and intense headaches, especially in the back of the head.

3. Hypertension can cause feelings of dizziness, unsteadiness, and even nausea.

4. Short-term loss of vision, “spots.”

5. Fatigue and weakness.

6. Increased sensitivity to cold.

7. Increased heart rate.

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