A 28-year-old female asked:
How often does high blood pressure (hypertension) occur in people with alcohol withdrawal syndrome?
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Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Very common in AWS: Alcohol withdrawal (AWS) is hyperadrenergic state. In it, a lot of adrenaline & other chemicals run around that wouldn't otherwise be released. High Blood Pressure (requiring clonidine & other medication) is VERY common & part of the "AWS treatment package" in many medical centers. Clonidine also stabilizes the heart rate, which can be increased. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime if you experience AWS.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2017
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