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Does High Blood Pressure Cause Memory Loss
Yes: Even mild hypertension (HTN) sustained over yrs is associated w/ greater cognitive impairment in later life. To mds, "uncontrolled" means really high bp. It's called an urgency when not controlling it within 24 hr will lead to permanent injury (or death), and an emergency when ditto within 1 hr. "htnsive encephalopathy" is assoc w/ headaches, confusion, seizures, head bleeds, strokes and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Possibly : Possible but not often. Key is to get BP under control & see what happens. ...Read more
Complex question: Depends on situation. For alzheimer's, cholinesterase inhibitors such as galantamine can help (really just slows decline). If adhd, stimulants can help (probably also helps those w/o adhd). If depressed, antidepressants help. But if anxious, benzos prob don't help memory. Some antiseizure meds like topamax don't help. Conventional wisdom says best is nutritious diet, exercise & quality sleep. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Hypertension can have wide range consequences to your health. Your eyes are very sensitive to high BP & can manifest it in a dilated eye examination. Serious retinal vascular disease can result in irreversible loss of vision. When caught early & treated systemically, most ocular disease (eg., vein occlusion, optic neuropathy) can be managed to prevent loss of vision, But exceptions apply to severe ...Read more
Yes: Hypertension increases your risk for heart disease. Weight loss decreases this risk. Also losing weight will decrease your blood pressure. Tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP and short-term memory: Increasing damage to the brain blood vessels caused by untreated hypertension could eventually lead to memory loss because non-memory areas of the brain are not able to keep up. www.neurology.org/content/64/8/e28.full this is a great little article that reviews this topic in a very clear and understandable sort of way. It is very informative. Best wishes. ...Read more
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
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