The dizziness that occurs when getting to your feet may indicate the development of dementia, scientists from the University of California are sure.
The study involved 2 thousand people aged 12 to 70 years. Experts have observed them for over 10 years. They found that patients with low systolic blood pressure, which is a common cause of dizziness, were 40% more likely to develop dementia.
The fact is that inadequate blood flow to the brain can lead to cognitive impairment. Vessels also lose flexibility with age, which also leads to pressure problems. Older people may develop orthostatic hypotension – a decrease in blood pressure when taking an upright position, which is experienced by 5% over the age of 50, and more than 20% in people over 70, writes the Daily Mail.
The resulting dizziness can be the first signals of problems with blood vessels, as well as the development of dementia later.