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What happens if you drink beer and have high blood pressure

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Beer with metoprolol: The CYPP450 enzymes in the liver work on metoprolol. At low levels of alcohol, the CYP450 enzyme in the liver is not used much, but at a high level o... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not at all: You may have a beer a day but never consider it as good "treatment" for hypertension.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Drinking beer adds additional calories and weight to your body. The more your drink, the higher your weight is. The higher your weight is, then it i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Beer and Health: Most likely not. Beer is full of carbohydrate calories. Carbs are the main problem with obesity and obesity often is a factor in high blood pressure.... Read More
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Probably no effect: Any possible affect of one daily beer on your BP will probably only be very temporary. If the beer is giving you unneeded calories and/or sodium, it ... Read More
Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
General Practice 45 years experience
Get your stress out: Relaxation is the key to reversing tension associated with high blood pressure. An occasional beer if it helps you to relax may be useful but the lon... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
High blood pressure: Recommendations are not more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men. Most importantly you should stop smoking. If your press... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Moderation: Alcohol will increase blood pressure . Recommend not more than 1-2 beers daily.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Probably: Regular alcohol use can raise bp. Talk to a doctor who knows about alcohol abuse and be honest about how often and what quantity of beer you are drin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: Generally speaking no you should not drink alcohol when you have high blood pressure.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Claritin (loratadine) and BP: Yes. I believe you can take the regular dose of Claritin (loratadine) with hypertension.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Lacton: This should cause you no harm. Good Luck