Medindia

X

Forgetting Woes is Very “heart-friendly”

by Tanya Thomas on  October 16, 2008 at 8:49 AM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
 Forgetting Woes is Very “heart-friendly”
Researchers have found that gradual memory loss in Alzheimer's patients reduces high blood pressure- the good news is that for non- Alzheimer's patients, overlooking your many troubles can keep your heart in great shape!
Advertisement

Previous studies have put cognitive problems suffered by some Alzheimer's patients to low blood pressure (arterial hypotension).

Advertisement
However, the new study led by researchers from Osijek Medical Faculty in Croati suggests that as the patient's memory fails, they forget the causes of anxiety and worry that was causing high blood pressure: failing memory causes hypotension.

"An important question is would reduction of stressful memories and of stress exposure in everyday life help diminish the risk of getting hypertension or metabolic syndrome in the years to come," said study's author Dr Sven Kurbel of the Osijek Medical Faculty in Croatia.

If confirmed by further studies, this will affect how doctors treat the elderly, helping to target drugs more effectively and reduce risks of strokes and heart attack.

It also suggests that heart disease could be substantially reduced in old people simply by making them happier about themselves and their lives.

The study proposes that some people suffering from Alzheimer's disease experience a reduction in their high blood pressure because of cognitive decline.

The study is published in Bioscience Hypotheses.

Source: ANI
TAN/M
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All