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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Friday, July 6, 2018

alzheimers news-how is your blood pressure at 50

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what we are finding is that things that happen in your middle age years have a big influence on whether you will get dementia or alzheimers disease

this week this article flowed across my news feed
click here to read it

recently the ama and other groups changed the new limits for what they called high blood pressure

previously it was 140/90 or greater was high blood pressure
now the new guidelines say 130/80

a lot of yall just got diagnosed with high blood pressure
which i may add is probably a good thing
for your brain

it seems from the long lengthy study that if you are in the 50s and you have a blood pressure at or over 130/80 then you are at an increased risk for getting alzheimers disease when you get older
a significant increased risk

apparently over 60 the risk isnt as great if its over 130/80

you can also be also at an increased risk of getting risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes and heart failure

i think back to my 50s and it wasnt unusual to see my blood pressure at that level or above frequently
probably if the new standards had been in place then i would have gotten on my blood pressure meds a lot sooner than at 60

if you are obese or diabetic or sedentary or sleep deprived or under lots of stress or have untreated depression or anxiety or have a poor diet and you add this new high blood pressure number to all that bad health stuff
folks the odds are in your favor that your spouse and kids will be caregivers much earlier than they want to be

check your husbands numbers especially if they are middle aged
if they are elevated and especially if they have these other risk factors
well their future is in your hands well actually theirs

you also might google
long term care insurance
long term care facility
how to prepare for medicaid for nursing home care while you are young
how to be a good caregiver at a young age

same goes for husbands

so how is your blood pressure at 50
if its not normal
now you know what to expect as you get older

if you are in my ancestry.com family tree then you might be a little more worried since that apoe 4 gene makes all of this worse

know your number
do something about it

the organicgreen doctor

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