Blood Pressure can be Lowered with a Brain Stimulator
High blood pressure or hypertension is a common problem faced by around 74.5 million people in the United States of America. According to American Heart Association, youngsters at the age of 20 suffer from hypertension. Around 56,561 people were killed in United States due to this condition in the year 2006.
According to a case study by Neurology, a brain stimulator was used for a person suffering from central pain syndrome and high blood pressure. The stimulation process is used with the help of surgical implant in order to send electrical pulses to the brain and the pulses lower the blood pressure effectively.
Brain stimulator can be used to lower the blood pressure preventing further complications like heart strokes and attacks. It has shown some effective results when the stimulator was implanted in the grey that is periaqueductal-periventricular region in the brain.
According to a study, there was a increase in the blood pressure by 18/5 mm Hg when the brain stimulator was turned off. However, more of research is needed to confirm its efficiency and such type of an alternative strategy is definitely required for treating hypertension.