Alcohol and High Blood Pressure - Things You Need to
Understand  
by Mary Ponce
salty foods. Stress is also a factor.  However, do alcohol and high blood pressure
really have a connection? Ironically, alcohol in moderate amounts is said to aid in
preventing cardiovascular ailments like heart attack and stroke. However, the
amount of moderation could be controversial. Some studies that link alcohol with
hypertension state that even conservative alcohol consumption can lead to increase
in blood pressure, thus leading to hypertension.

Is there are recommended amount of alcohol that every person is allowed to take
for one to be called a moderate drinker and in turn not in any risk of developing high
blood pressure because of alcohol drinking? According to reports, experts
recommend one drink a day for women, whereas two drinks for men. Because
different drinks have different alcohol levels, that count may mean different things.
Generally, 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of wine is considered as one drink. The
recommended amount of alcohol intake for it to be considered moderate also differs
according to the age of an individual. To be sure, it would be best to ask a health
practitioner or your health provider for advice.

One possible effect of alcohol consumption is its effect on the liver, alcohol affects
and disrupts the way the liver metabolizes enzymes, for example rennin and
angiotensin, which controls the blood pressure inside our body. Moreover, the more
the alcohol damages the liver, the lesser is the ability of the organ to remove harmful
toxins in our body. The toxins thus remain in the blood, which can lead to damage in
blood vessels. Also, the liver is essential in metabolizing fats; if it is being used to
metabolize alcohol instead, the fats that are not metabolized then contribute to
increased cholesterol levels. Congestion of the liver due to too much alcohol will lead
to blocking of blood delivery to other blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to
other parts of the body.

As with most things alcohol can be harmful, however, if taken in excessive amounts.
There has been a considerable amount of studies indicating that alcohol can increase
blood pressure. The effect appear to be proportional, the more you drink the higher
your risk of developing hypertension.


About The Author

Mary Ponce

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High blood pressure is a leading cause
of deaths in the whole world. Apart
from millions with diagnosed
hypertension, still many others are
borderline hypertensive. High blood
pressure increases the risk of a
person to develop cardiovascular
diseases, kidney problems, heart
attack and even stroke.

Among the causes of hypertension,
alcohol is being considered as one of
the leading ones. Other lifestyle
factors that cause high blood
pressure are smoking and an
unhealthy diet consisting of fatty and
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