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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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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.
A 47-year-old male asked:

Should you drink alcohol when you have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: Generally speaking no you should not drink alcohol when you have high blood pressure.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the connection between alcohol and high blood pressure?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
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 of developing high blood pressure. Studies have shown that people who drink to excess can reduce their blood pressure by cutting down on alcohol.

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