Alcohol and High Blood Pressure - Avoidance is Still the Best
Recommendation  
by Alvin Hopkinson
percent up to a high of 25 percent among the participants, according to the Harvard
Medical School Health Letter.  

Furthermore, the study established the significant effects of drinking occasionally as
against regular drinking. Drinking excessively and heavily on a daily basis can trigger
high blood pressures as opposed to drinking moderately also on a daily basis, but did
not result to high blood pressure in majority of the subjects. Hence, the link between
them is in its excessive intakes.

A lot has been said and written that alcohol really affects the body disposition.
Nevertheless, the reason how alcohol raises the blood pressure remains unsure.

There are two possibilities to this;

One is the direct effect of the hormones to the elevation or reduction of the blood
pressure. When there is an overproduction of hormones due to alcohol intake, blood
pressure tends to escalate. This is also the reason why medication has no effect on
alcohol-related hypertension and blood pressure returns to normal when alcohol
intake is stopped.

The other is the alteration of the potassium-sodium-calcium- fluid balance inside and
outside the cells. This will cause the capillaries to constrict thereby increasing the
peripheral resistance that leads to high blood pressure.

However, further confusion by the fact that there are those who support alcohol by
enumerating some of its good effects to the heart. These studies are based on
random sampling of individual subjects and therefore not at all conclusive.

Whatever the underlying reasons, it is best to stop drinking alcoholic beverages; plain
and simple. This way, you don't have to worry whether alcohol and high blood
pressure are inter-related to each other. The conclusion whether alcohol has a good
or bad effect to the body still lies in the individual based on the premise that he has
the first hand knowledge on how alcohol affects his body.


About The Author

Alvin Hopkinson is a leading health researcher in the area of natural remedies and
. Discover how you can get rid of your high blood
pressure for good using proven and effective home remedies, all without using
harmful medications or drugs. Visit his site now at
In a Los Angeles study made
sometime in 1967, it was proven
that there was a connection between
alcohol consumption and high blood
pressure. In the said study, it stated
that continuous alcohol intake is
directly proportional to the increase in
the level of blood pressure, hence, if
alcohol consumption increases and so
does the blood pressure. This was
supported by succeeding medical
observations.

As a matter of fact, it was estimated
that alcohol consumption accounted
for the hypertension of at least 5
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