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Q: I have read that, as a person with high blood pressure, I am at greater risk for cognitive decline, even though I am on blood pressure drugs. Doesn’t treatment reduce risk?
A: Studies suggest that, compared to people with normal blood pressure, all individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure, defined
BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS MAY PROTECT THE BRAIN FROM AD PLAQUE
Medications for hypertension (high blood pressure) known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs, also known as sartans) appear to help protect the brain from the formation of beta-amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangles, which are both hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers compared
Usually, a diagnosis of hypertension comes with a prescription for a blood-pressure-lowering, or antihypertensive, medication. Eventually, many people with hypertension require two or more drugs to control their blood pressure.
You and your doctor have plenty of blood-pressure-lowering medications to choose from. Each type of drug works somewhat differently has its
About 75 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And, only slightly more than half of people with hypertension have their blood pressure under control, the CDC notes.
Up until about age 45, hypertension occurs more often in
Many patients diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) are prescribed medication to bring down their blood pressure. When it comes to blood pressure drugs, there are several options that work in a variety of ways. Here is some information about medication and other strategies you can use to get and
Moderation in all things, the proverb advises—except fruits and vegetables. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who speaks ill of plant foods. They are the bedrock of a heart-healthy diet, whatever its form. And the more the better, with few exceptions. If you want to live a longer, healthier
Q: I’m in my late 60s and I’ve been extremely tired lately. I’m having trouble concentrating and doing even light exercise. Is this just a function of getting older?
A: Endurance can decline somewhat with age, and you may not be able to move as quickly as when you were younger,