'Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness'

'Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness'

People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.
Writing in Plos Medicine they suggest that less blood reaches the brain during these moments, leading to brain cell damage over time.
Dementia experts say this is a "robust study" and "plausible explanation" that needs further investigation.
Charities point out that factors such as smoking carry higher risks.
But they say the work adds to growing evidence that changes in blood pressure have an impact on the brain.... read more

12 October 2016 in Health, Views: 45
Source: BBC

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