A study on laboratory mice showed that high blood pressure is associated with bone loss and aging. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from Vanderbilt University.
Elevated blood pressure in young mice provoked a deterioration in the condition of bones, like what is observed in the process of the most common aging. The obtained data also indicate that the loss of bone mass in young mice is associated with an increase in inflammatory processes, which are provoked by hypertension. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for bone health due to high blood pressure can help in the development of methods to prevent bone loss in humans.
After studying the bone mass disorders caused by hypertension, the researchers identified a potentially new population at risk of fractures. Hypertension in children can have the most serious consequences in adulthood, this has yet to be studied. The importance of this study is high because the prevalence of high blood pressure among children is increasing.
Osteoporosis is a disease of bones with a decrease in their mineral density and changes in structure. These changes are associated with the weakening of bones, they increase the risk of fractures. Several observational studies have shown that people with high blood pressure or hypertension are at a higher risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. There is also evidence that some medications for high blood pressure increase bone strength and reduce the risk of fractures in osteoporosis.