Prevention of Alzheimer’s With Hypertensive Drugs
The study cites the success in its experiments with laboratory mice and has observed positive results in humans; however, in humans rigorous clinical trials need to be conducted beyond observing patients. “If we can deliver certain anti-hypertensive drugs to patients at high risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease, at doses that do not affect blood pressure, these drugs could be made available for all members of the geriatric population identified as being at high risk for developing Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Pasinetti. The key issue is to isolate the chief ingredient in lowering blood pressure for patients at high risk for Alzheimer’s who have a normal blood pressure.
This ingredient is the anti-hypertensive agent Valsartan. Other anti-hypertension drugs with beneficial results included Propranolol HCI, Carvedilol, Losartan, Nicardipine HCI, Amiloride HCI and Hydralazine HCI. Ask your doctor about it!
This is an exciting approach which needs more testing in humans as well as calibrating the right dosage. In the meantime pay attention to your lifestyle and think Mediterranean:
- Get out into the sunshine
- Walk to your destinations
- Express your emotions and stop suppressing your feelings
- Get together with friends and family
- Eat fish, fruits and vegetables, olive oil, a little red wine
- Cultivate a sunny disposition which sheds stress
For more information on Alzheimer's prevention please read my book, Changing Habits - The Caregivers' Total Workout, in particular Chapters 11, 12 and 13. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show
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