High blood pressure may be associated with brain shrinkage in young adults aged 20 and 30 years.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences and published its results in the latest issue of Neurology on Saturday.
To achieve the results of the study, researchers surveyed 423 people, the average age of 28 years, through brain scan engine, in addition to reading blood pressure.
Blood pressure in 41% of subjects was normal at 120/80 mmHg (blood pressure unit), while 11% had high blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg.
To understand what is happening in the brain, the team watched white matter in the brain, which is important because it links to different areas within it and is the infrastructure.
Researchers have found that people with hypotension had a smaller volume of gray matter in brain areas, including fore and aft, as well as hippocampus, amygdala and mulching.
"In the past, it was thought that brain damage and contraction associated with high blood pressure occurred years after stress, but our study suggests that young people who have not been diagnosed can detect fine gray matter changes in brain, "says Dr. Arno Wellinger," Hit them with high pressure. "
"More research is needed to see if this can increase the risk of stroke, dementia and other cerebrovascular diseases later in life," he said.
"This study shows that treating high blood pressure or maintaining low pressure in the youth phase may be necessary to prevent silent brain changes in the brain that may have devastating effects such as stroke and dementia," he said.
High blood pressure usually causes abnormalities in the white matter surrounding the mucous membrane of the brain. These anomalies increase cognitive impairment six times, increasing the risk of dementia.
High blood pressure leads to serious health complications, especially heart attacks, angina and strokes, kidney failure, preeclampsia and blindness due to impaired ocular tissue.