Drinking and Blood Pressure Has to do With Habits

Excessive alcohol consumption can raise your blood pressure to unhealthy levels.

Drinking and Blood Pressure Has to do With Habits

Excessive alcohol consumption can raise your blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure starts rising temporarily after three or more alcoholic beverages, but with binge drinking, it can lead to a long-term chronic disease and the development of a bad habit. Drinking in moderation can prevent your blood pressure from rising.

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels. High blood pressure reduces the blood flow to your heart, forcing your heart to work harder to pump enough blood. Tracking your blood pressure daily can help you identify your risk for heart disease, better understand your overall health, and lower your healthcare cost.

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