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Is it ok to take maintenance drugs for highblood if you are drinking a little alcohol?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: Make sure it really is "a little." daily alcohol consumption is a common cause of high blood pressure. An ounce or 2 every once in a while should be okay. The trouble is, most people do not confine themselves to a little and find it easier to abstain altogether or schedule a single drink or 2 every week at most. I hope that's helpful. Substances are tricky to control.

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Last updated Oct 30, 2012

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