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Could use expert help with why does alcohol cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
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 association is unknown. In most cases, the blood pressure elevations are reversible and return to normal upon discontinuation of alcohol use.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could drinking a lot of alcohol cause high blood pressure in a woman?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart disease: Alcohol ca cause many problems in humans, elevated pressure is just one of them.
A male asked:

Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.

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