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You can reduce your risk of getting dementia simply by looking after your blood vessels
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms affecting memory, language use, problem solving and other thinking abilities.
There are many kinds of dementia. The most common type is Alzheimer’s disease. With vascular dementia being the second most common type. Vascular dementia happens when not enough oxygen gets to the brain. This can be because of a stroke or narrow blood vessels.
A study about dementia, by The University of Cambridge, closely followed the lifestyle and health of 500 000 individuals, aged 40 to 69. The study found that people with dementia showed difficulty problem solving and memorizing as well as with reaction times and grip strength. These difficulties showed up nine years before the individuals were diagnosed with the disease. The researchers concluded that dementia can be delayed by the preventative treatment of risk factors.
Risk factors of dementia
Most people with dementia are over the age of 65. Age is the biggest known risk factor of dementia.
Some studies suggest that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men. Men on the other hand, are more likely to develop other types of dementia.
3. Family history
You can be genetically predisposed to developing some kinds of dementia. Genetics plays a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia.
4. Vascular issues
Research suggests that specific factors that affect the health of your veins and arteries may increase your risk of dementia. These risk factors include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- A blockage or shortage of blood flow to the brain (due to a stroke, for instance)
Keep your arteries and veins healthy
Although there’s not much you can do about your age, sex, and family history you can minimize vascular problems.
Heart disease affects the heart or blood vessel. The most common heart disease is coronary artery disease (narrow or blocked coronary arteries), which can lead to chest pain, heart attacks, or stroke.
Heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes increase your risk of dementia because anything that damages the blood vessels leading to your heart also damages the blood vessels leading to your brain.
Studies suggest that you can reduce your risk of developing dementia simply by implementing healthy habits that prevent heart attacks.
It is important to check for heart attack risks. Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. If any of the test results are abnormal, try to change your lifestyle so that you can mitigate health complications. Dementia is not reversible.
Seven healthful habits to reduce the risk of a heart attack and dementia
Studies have found that the following habits can prevent heart attacks and the onset of dementia:
- Eat a balanced diet (Try our free Manna Diet eBook)
- Lose weight if you are overweight (Read about 8 tips to make weight loss easier…)
- Stop smoking
- Manage your blood pressure (Learn how to manage high blood pressure naturally…)
- Manage your cholesterol (Read how to manage your cholesterol…)
- Manage your blood sugar levels (Manage blood sugar levels in 6 easy steps…)
There is no cure for dementia. You can however lower your chances of getting the disease by looking after your blood vessels. You can follow the habits prescribed to prevent heart attacks. Implementing these seven healthful habits could minimize your chances of getting dementia.
What is Manna Blood Circulation Support
The Manna Blood Circulation Support is specially formulated to help improve blood flow and stabilize blood pressure in the most natural way, WITHOUT any negative side effects.
How does Manna Blood Circulation Support work?
Manna Blood Circulation Support is made from a combination of ingredients that work together to give the best blood circulation boost possible. Let’s see what each of the ingredients do…
Ginkgo Biloba Extract
Helps improve blood circulation, helping your brain, eyes, and legs function better.
Helps lower your blood pressure by relaxing and opening your arteries.
Boosts nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax and work better, which improves blood flow throughout your body.
An ingredient containing caffeine which stimulates the circulation of blood.