How often does High blood pressure (hypertension) occur in people with Alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

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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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...
It may raise it. Alcohol is a widespread (and often missed) cause of secondary hypertension, because doctors either do not take a good alcohol use history or because the patient doesn't give accurate information. Usually it takes more than 7 drinks/week in women and older men, and 14/week in younger men to cause problems, and its usually quite a bit more than that. In many cases, reduction or stopping "cures" hbp. Read more...