Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Blood pressure drugs linked to brain damage
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

Antihypertensive drugs can affect the central nervous system of the brain, preventing it from functioning properly, reveals a recent study

Antihypertensive drugs can affect the central nervous system of the brain, preventing it from functioning properly, reveals a recent study.

The University of Washington, in Seattle, which examined more than one thousand men and women with hypertension over age 65, found that elderly patients taking calcium-channel blockers or loop diuretics for hypertension had more white matter in the brain than those taking beta-blockers.

However, it was not only the scans that convinced researchers. Their findings were backed up by a mental examination, in which people taking beta-blockers did better in the test than those on other antihypertension drugs.

These findings could be of extreme importance for the millions of older adults who take these drugs (Lancet, 1997; 350: 1753).


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved