2. Memory Loss
People with high blood pressure are also at risk of losing their memory. According to studies carried out on the effect of high blood pressure on the brain, researchers discovered that people with this condition receive less blood flow to the parts of their brain responsible for memory. For your brain to function correctly, it requires a constant blood supply, rich in oxygen and nutrients. Continuous disruption to this flow can cause drops in cognitive function, leading to fuzzy memory and confusion.
If left untreated, it can lead to dementia and a full-blown stroke. It’s recommended you closely monitor your blood pressure, and if it rises above normal, schedule an appointment with your doctor.