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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Blood Pressure When You Drink

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect ?

When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect


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Simple answer 'Yes': 53y/o asks When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect. Simple answer Yes. Alcohol, especially if taken in much quantity, can affect any system of the body; from the Head with headache and the Brain with impaired judgment and confusion to the feet not being in balance walking. And when one has HBP the potential for Stroke increases. ...Read more

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My husband, 71, on 3 blood pressure meds had a drink and then fell. He moaned, appeared to be out for seconds and then was ok.He has no memory of it ?

My husband, 71, on 3 blood pressure meds had a drink and then fell. He moaned, appeared to be out for seconds and then was ok.He has no memory of it ?

Should be examined: Passing out, especially when happens for the first time at an older age, should be evaluated in an emergency room. It may be related to heart rhythms, transiently low blood pressure from medication, dehydration, blood vessel dilation (occurs with alcohol). Only a trained medical practitioner can answer after exam. ...Read more

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What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

Alcohol and BP: Hi. Alcohol can cause or worsen high blood pressure. My advice is get your blood pressure well treated. Drinking with high blood pressure is OK as long as: 1) your BP is well controlled, and 2) you're not an alcoholic (i.e., drink in moderation). ...Read more

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What blood pressure meds can you take and safely drink beers occasionally?

What blood pressure meds can you take and safely drink beers occasionally?

There are: Several classes of medication with which alcohol consumption is allowed. Ask your doctor for recommendation. Specific med recommendation depends on your individual case and insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Last night I got up to get a drink, felt icy cold and presyncopal. Could it be blood pressure?

Last night I got up to get a drink, felt icy cold and presyncopal. Could it be blood pressure?

Presyncopal/cold: It is difficult to answer the question, we dont know your age, it can be any thing, are you taking any meds, what you are last night, did you have alcohol.If the symptoms persist see your doctor and get your BP and if needed blood tested. ...Read more

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I rarely ever drink soda and never add salt to my food. What are some ways to lower my blood pressure?

I rarely ever drink soda and never add salt to my food. What are some ways to lower my blood pressure?

Lower BP naturally: To lower BP naturally - consume less salty food; avoid saturated fat; avoid sugars, breads and pizza; eat mostly colored fruit and veggie and whole grains; achieve ideal weight; exercise twice daily; focus on potassium and magnesium rich foods; nuts are excellent; unsalted of course; omega 3 can help ...Read more

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