Patients With Hypertension Should Avoid Alcohol

The incidence of hypertension in a sense is related with people’s bad habits lifestyle and behavior, coupled with high blood pressure itself, there is no “special effects” method cure, most patients only through an appropriate and long-term drug, non-drug treatment and the necessary control measures, then can be long-term control.

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For hypertension, drinking is not a good living habit. First, we should understand the impact of drinking on blood relationship between heavy drinking and hypertension has been confirmed by some research that alcohol intake was positively correlated with blood pressure, alcohol consumption is also associated with the prevalence of hypertension. This proves that alcohol is an independent risk factor of hypertension.


The reason why drinking wine can cause the blood pressure to elevate possibly to have the following several kind of situations:
(I) Long-term drinkers, by affecting the activity of renin – angiotensin and vasopressin to cause high blood pressure;
(II) Long-term drinkers, will affect the membrane permeability, so that the concentration of intracellular calcium increase, and induce contraction of peripheral arteries;
(III) Long-term heavy drinking, the body boost substances (such as the renin – angiotensin, vasopressin, adrenal medulla, corticosteroids, etc.) increased, at the same time, due to liver damage, resulting in reduced body clearance boost metabolism, causing hypertension occurs. Compared with non-drinkers, daily drinking 50-60g, the systolic blood pressure of high 5-6mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure of high 2-4mm Hg. Compared with non-drinkers, daily drinking 60-70g, the prevalence of hypertension to be higher than 100%.Therefore, patients with hypertension should avoid drinking to ensure your health.

Small amount of alcohol is not absolutely contraindicated, but long-term heavy drinking, especially drinking liquor should be forbidden. All wines contain a certain degree of alcohol, especially the variety of liquor contained higher concentrations. Alcohol is a harmful component, it has varying degrees of damage to the gastrointestinal mucosa, liver and nervous system; It can diminish or disorder central nervous system function, and long-term heavy drinking can also increase blood cholesterol and promote atherosclerosis.

Alcohol may also increase the body’s sensitivity to chemical toxicants, when alcoholism, the body is extremely lack of vitamin C, which is unfavorable to hypertension, and coronary heart disease. Excessive drinking can increase blood pressure, Antihypertensive effects of poor, and can lead to resistant hypertension. The incidence of cardiovascular disease due to alcohol can be as high as 59%, Heavy-drinkers’ mortality rate is higher than the average person, of which 30% -50% of people die of cardiovascular disease.

Avoid alcohol is one of the important measures in prevention of hypertension and coronary heart disease. Please cherish your life.



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