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Does tequila raise blood pressure?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

High amount of alcohol can cause gut inflammation.
Increased inflammation can increase blood pressure. Eat healthy food. Avoid unhealthy food and drinks. Get some sunshine daily. Read more on: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/

In brief: Possibly

High amount of alcohol can cause gut inflammation.
Increased inflammation can increase blood pressure. Eat healthy food. Avoid unhealthy food and drinks. Get some sunshine daily. Read more on: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: How much, how long?

Regular moderate to heavy alcohol use, when stopped, will cause an elevation in blood pressure due to early alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Some diagnoses of hypertension do not take this into account, especially when blood pressures are measured during the day before night-time alcohol use lowers them again. But one time alcohol use in moderation should not raise blood pressure alone.

In brief: How much, how long?

Regular moderate to heavy alcohol use, when stopped, will cause an elevation in blood pressure due to early alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Some diagnoses of hypertension do not take this into account, especially when blood pressures are measured during the day before night-time alcohol use lowers them again. But one time alcohol use in moderation should not raise blood pressure alone.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
agree with Dr Rhoads but have seen even moderate REGULAR use of alcohol result in hypertension in susceptible individuals, but generally at least 2 drinks per day in women or 3 drinks per day in men can be associated with hypertension. Such amounts are NOT associated with withdrawal or dependency in the vast majority of cases.
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