For the prevention of stroke and dementia
It became an important issue how we can live long in good health. Because stroke and dementia bring physical disability and cognitive functional decline and often need care, the treatment and prevention of those diseases are important.
The number of stroke patients is increasing, but treatments for acute stroke has remarkably progressed, especially those by the endovascular therapy. Managing hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and atrial fibrillation is key of the prevention.
Because dementia patients are increasing remarkably, the countermeasures become the important problem of the country. Of the causes of dementia, Alzheimer disease is the most frequent followed by vascular dementia. Vascular dementia occurs due to cerebrovascular diseases. Therefore, it is important to manage hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and atrial fibrillation for preventing vascular dementia. The etiology of Alzheimer disease is still unknown. A recent study suggests the possibility that hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia are involved in an etiology of Alzheimer disease. It may be effective for the prevention of Alzheimer disease to manage hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia.
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