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The Other High Blood Pressure Brain Danger Besides Stroke

Smiechowski, J. (n.d.). The Other High Blood Pressure Brain Danger Besides Stroke. Easy Health Options. https://easyhealthoptions.com/high-blood-pressure-alzheimers-dementia/

High blood pressure weakens and narrows the blood vessels in your brain and prevents proper blood flow. As a result, it’s linked to a higher stroke risk. But that’s not all; the connection between high blood pressure and brain diseases like dementia is pretty strong too. Did you know, for example, that women who have high blood pressure in their 40s are 73 percent more likely to develop dementia? Pretty scary. And a new study shows why. Apparently, that high BP is doing visible damage to your brain.

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