I discovered that my blood pressure is 152 over 86...could alcohol be the cause?
Until recently my blood pressure was low normal like much of my genetic family.
Today I noted my blood pressure is 152 over 86, and my pulse was 110. This evening my went down to 90, but I did not check my bp.
Due to enormouse amounts of stress, and anxiety, I have consumed too much alcohol for the last few years.
Could this be the root cause of the blood pressure spike. Could this be a temporary spike due to alcohol? If I stop all alcohol will be blood pressure return to normal?
I am 42, and health is otherwise excellent, except for what is considered a benign condition of my heart. The low left part of my hearts' electrical impulse is a "litte" low, but compared with an EMG from three year previously, it has not changed. I am told it is not serious by a cardio.
Also, I take at least 20 different supplements daily.
I can't think the alcohol is doing your circulatory system any favors. Alcohol can be beneficial at a glass of red wine a day, but consuming to excess is toxic to the heart and can result in a myriad of different issues.
It sounds like you take care of yourself otherwise. I would definitely ask your doctor about this, 152 is pretty high. In the mean time, look into stress reduction and better coping methods. As a sufferer of stress myself, I can relate to choosing some not so healthy methods, but in the long run it only leads to more stress. I hope you can feel better soon.
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