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can I drink alcohol with high blood pressure

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
The silent killer: Blood pressure must ALWAYS be treated.If concerned about alcohol use speak to your GP>However,treatment of your high BP is paramount.If prescribed, ... Read More

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Generally speaking no you should not drink alcohol when you have high blood pressure.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not to say you: Can't but moderation important.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Caffeine ?'s: Caffeine in tea and coffee can have an effect on blood pressure. If your pressure is well controlled with medication, the temporary increase in press ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
BP and caffeine: Please continue to be followed by your doctor. As another professional mentioned, there is some caffeine in tea and coffee. Ask your doc about Kyoli ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Increased risk: People who drink more than two alcoholic beverages per day (one drink being a glass of wine, a beer, or a shot of liquor) have about double the risk o ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Alcohol and High BP: Alcohol abuse is a frequent contributor to elevated blood pressure and may be the most common cause of secondary hypertension. The mechanism of this a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid: With symptoms like this it would be best to avoid triggers to make them worse. If you have not had these evaluated and/or treated, you should certainl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Alcohol and BP: Hi. Alcohol can cause or worsen high blood pressure. My advice is get your blood pressure well treated. Drinking with high blood pressure is OK as lon ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Tea: Yes

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