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Could hypertension cause cognitive impairment?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Hypertension

Yes, severe (malignant) hypertension can cause encephalopathy (confusion and impairment) due to cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) often from rapidly increasing blood pressure or long standing high blood pressure.
It can also cause strokes.

In brief: Hypertension

Yes, severe (malignant) hypertension can cause encephalopathy (confusion and impairment) due to cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) often from rapidly increasing blood pressure or long standing high blood pressure.
It can also cause strokes.
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