Brain cells: A new attacker to your normal blood pressure

Brain cells: A new attacker to your normal blood pressure

Boston : MA : USA | Mar 19, 2013 at 2:20 AM PDT
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Due to the modified lifestyle and unhealthy diet plans in our life, critical health problems such as, blood pressure problem is quite normal these days. All medical professionals recommend various ways to maintain a normal blood pressure in your body. It is essential to regulate or lower the high blood pressure problem because the high blood pressure condition quite often results into many life threatening complications such as, heart failure, coronary heart diseases and many more.

As per the latest research, you will be astonished to know that there is one kind of brain cell or say cluster of neurons present in our brain that are newly identified and are expected to be responsible for resulting the high blood pressure state in the body. Usually, the hypertension or say high blood pressure condition affects the functioning of many important organs in the body such as, brain system and that too in a major way. However, the vice versa condition has also been reported as one of the major causes for resulting the elevated blood pressure state in the body.

Researchers identified a definite cluster of nerve cells that are present in the hypothalamus region of the brain and responsible for controlling many involuntary functions like feeling of thirst, temperature of the living body and likewise. However, this particular section of the brain also helps in regulating the blood pressure value of the body.

The first experiment was conducted in mice and these nerve cells are named as parvalbuminergic neurons and their location is hypothalamus. The presence of these nerve cells in the brains of the experimented mices is greatly responsible for causing high blood pressure condition in the body. On the other side, according to the researchers, there can be a strong link between the thyroid hormone and the presence of parvalbuminergic cells in the hypothalamus. Further, the mutated mice with imbalanced thyroid hormone are found with no adequate number of parvalbuminergic neurons in the hypothalamus. Therefore, there is indeed a lot of significance of thyroid hormone for the production such brain cells in the body. However, researchers are still continuing their studies and experiments in this section to confirm the presence of such cells in human beings as well.

aidanbertie is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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