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High blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of mental illness, research says

High blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of mental illness, research says Canberra / Beijing: Chinese and Australian…

By Jack , in Health Latest , at October 14, 2021

High blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of mental illness, research says
Canberra / Beijing: Chinese and Australian scientists say people between the ages of 35 and 44 who suffer from hypertension (hypertension) have an increased risk of dementia later in life. ۔

The study collected detailed health data from the UK Biobank for about 1.5 million people over a 12-year period.

In the first phase, brain MRI scans of approximately 11,399 people of all ages showed that those who suffered from high blood pressure in middle age had relatively small brains.
A more detailed and careful analysis in the next phase revealed that those with hypertension between the ages of 35 and 44 had a 61% higher risk of developing dementia than those without hypertension at this age. Were

It should be noted that dementia is not the name of a single mental illness but it is the overall name of various mental disorders such as memory impairment, difficulty in thinking, and difficulty in making decisions in daily routine. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.

The study, published in the latest issue of the American Heart Association’s research journal “Hypertension”, warns that high blood pressure in young and middle-aged people needs to be seriously controlled because of its long-term effects. Can cause serious mental problems in old age.

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