Many studies show that excessive consumption of alcohol can raise blood pressure. In addition, researchers found that people who abuse alcohol may slightly reduce high blood pressure (systolic approximately 4-5 mm Hg and diastolic pressure - 2 mm Hg), reducing alcohol intake to moderate amounts.
So, if you suffer from hypertension, make sure you limit your alcohol intake to moderate amounts (or even better give it up completely). Under moderate amounts of alcohol is meant to half a liter of beer a day, or 300 ml wine or 50 ml of vodka (according to American researchers).
You should also pay attention to the fact that alcohol contains calories, so its excessive consumption can lead to weight gain (remember the "beer belly"). And, as we know, excessive weight - this is one of the risk factors of hypertension. In addition, alcohol can affect the effectiveness of some medicines that are used to lower high blood pressure.