How Does Alcohol Abuse Cause High Blood Pressure?

Q: How does alcohol abuse cause high blood pressure?

A: While one to two drinks a day may help lower pressure, more than that can cause problems. Heavy drinking interferes with the blood flow to and from the heart.  It puts a greater burden on the heart.  Not only does heavy drinking increase the risk of getting high blood pressure, it also makes hypertension more difficult to control.

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