Ambulatory blood pressure and brain atrophy in the healthy elderly
I have many elderly patients coming into my office on antihypertensive drugs. It is not unusual to find many with “controlled” BP over 150 systolic. Their doctors seem okay with this number and yet it has always worried me. Now my worries appear to have been vindicated. In this study we see shrinking of the brain in patients with even high-normal blood pressures. Searching my website will demonstrate many natural methods of lowering blood pressure safely. None of these methods provide substantial results (with the exception of water-only fasting, the results of which are just short of incredible); however, when combined can have a additive effect. Principle among the approaches is control of hyperinsulinemia. Elevated insulin appears to reduce the elasticity of the vessel walls leading the hypertension.
Neurology — Abstracts: Goldstein et al. 59 (5): 713