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What is the connection between alcohol and high blood pressure?

What is the connection between alcohol and high blood pressure?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why does alcohol cause high blood pressure?

Could use expert help with why does alcohol cause high blood pressure?

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. ...Read more

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How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderation (up to 3 - 5 drinks/week), there isn't harm, and actually there may be a slight health benefit! be temperate. ...Read more

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I regularly have high blood pressure, usually acompanied with rapid heart beat. May I consume a little cofee or alcohol. Or better avoid it.?

I regularly have high blood pressure, usually acompanied with rapid heart beat. May I consume a little cofee or alcohol. Or better avoid it.?

Hypertension: You should not have high BP regularly. You should be able to control it well with medications. If it accompanied with rapid heart rate, your BP meds may have to be tweaked to include a beta blocker. Have it checked with your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the connection between high blood pressure and the heart?

Heart and others: Uncontrolled hypertension is very damaging to all organ systems -- the brain, the heart, the kidney and others. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and blood in eye, is there any connection between them?

High blood pressure and blood in eye, is there any connection between them?

Retinal hemorrhages.: Advanced stages of chronic hypertensive damage can demonstrate retinal hemorrhages. Also, very high blood pressures (malignant hypertension) can acutely produce hemorrhages and bleeding inside the eye as well. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

Arterial hypertensio: You have provided no information about yourself. It is essential for us to know:, blood pressure, heart rate, policy regular or irregular, what is you height and weight, age, for how long you had the hypertension. BP of > 130/ 90 mm of Hg is considered hypertension. Go to the pharmacy check your BP, and come back again. with all answers. tell us about comorbidities, are you taking.medications? ...Read more

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Is male enhancement with pure mecca root,L-argaine by California products safe to use while high blood pressure medication?

Is male enhancement with pure mecca root,L-argaine by California products safe to use while high blood pressure medication?

Enhancement: Male enhancement products generally enhance their salesman's purse far more than the purchasers package. You are well advised to save your money and not take these products ...Read more

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What is a good OTC high blood pressure medication relocated so have no pcp and b/p medication (hydrochlorothyazide) has expired. Cant get appt till jan !, 2012

What is a good OTC high blood pressure medication relocated so have no pcp and b/p medication (hydrochlorothyazide) has expired. Cant get appt till jan !, 2012

None: There are not any proven OTC medications. What you can do in the meantime is lower added salt intake, decrease alcohol and caffeine and start regular exercise. These alone can lower pressure ~5-10 points each. ...Read more

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Does l-carnitine reduce high blood pressure?

Does l-carnitine reduce high blood pressure?

Yes & no: Animal study showed it lowered systolic BP in animals with elevated BP but not in normo-tensive animals. Other studies show improvement in BP (as well as Insulin resistance & erectile dysfunction) with acetyl-carnitine. If you're on BP med already, adding (acetyl)carnitine may drop BP too low. Discuss w/ fp before adding/using this supplement. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more

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Year old with high blood pressure?

Year old with high blood pressure?

1yo HBO: yes high blood pressure can occur at one year. Usually due to a known cause and there are many. Happy to do consult but need more details. ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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How do I get high blood pressure down?

How do I get high blood pressure down?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more