High blood pressure at a young age: danger to nerves and memory

Accordingly, subjects tended to have an arterial that had persisted from a young age hypertension in midlife, not only to a slower walking pace or shorter stride length. Likewise, they showed poorer intellectual functions in the executive and executive domains memory.

The study authors attribute this to damage to the white matter in the central nervous system, which mainly consists of pathways and nerve fibers. These are also described as White Matter Hyperintensities (WMH), which show up as white spots, especially in the MRI scans of those affected with noticeable impairment of walking.

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