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A 27-year-old male asked:

I am diagnosed with general anxiety and if i drink a moderate amount of alcohol my blood pressure lowers from 120-130/80-90 to 110-115/66-75. why?

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Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Vasodilation : Short and incomplete answer, but alcohol is a substance that widens all of your circulatory vessels. This reduces the pressure temporarily. An md should consult and help you find ways of managing this without self-medication. Good luck!
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