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High blood pressure in itself is a very serious condition. Now, high blood pressure is being linked to faster cognitive decline in adults across the world. This means that if a person has high blood pressure they are at greater risk of having faster cognitive decline.

Experts say this is due to high blood pressure lowering blood flow to all organs inside the body. This means that there will be less blood flow in the brain depending on how bad a person’s blood pressure is. The outcome of the lower blood flow is that there is improper function or, and if severe, the death of certain areas of the heart and brain.

The best ways to prevent high blood pressure and cognitive decline is to move your body. Exercising and training of the body helps with blood flow and keeps blood pressure down. Eating less sodium and higher amounts of potassium will also help with keeping blood pressure levels down which will help reduce the risk of faster cognitive decline.