LowBP & Alcohol

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Undesirable low blood pressure symptoms are dizziness and fainting; we all know drinking alcohol will aggravate these symptoms. Thus, it is always advisable to stop drinking alcohol.

Does alcohol interfere with blood pressure?

Alcohol interferes with the liver’s ability to metabolize hormones renin and angiotensin, which are important for blood pressure control. Additionally, alcohol interferes with steroid production responsible for maintaining blood pressure.

Alcohol negatively affects people with low bp

A study in the journal “Circulation” found that alcohol could derail the body’s ability to maintain a normal blood pressure. After drinking alcohol, people have wider blood vessels and lower blood pressure, and these changes impair the body’s ability to pump fresh blood to the brain causing dizziness.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol correlates with elevated blood pressure. Alcohol puts stress on the liver and reduces its ability to detoxify blood causing more oxidized and damaging substances in the circulation harming blood vessels. Further, if the liver is busy processing alcohol, it is unable to handle fats causing elevated cholesterol levels.  

Why people tumble after a drink alcohol?

Passing out after heavy drinking is a common problem for heavy drinkers. Researchers at the University of Iowa College Of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota say the effect of alcohol on blood vessels is to blame for tumble after alcohol drinking.

They found, in a study on healthy young adults; the blood vessels stay relaxed (not constrict) effectively after drinking leads to low blood pressure responsible for fainting. Drinking alcohol might increase risk of fainting and injury from falling.

Harmful effects of alcohol

Once alcohol is in your system, body will stop metabolizing anything else until alcohol metabolized. Your liver is the primary site for alcohol metabolism; this is why you can have liver problems from consuming too much alcohol. Alcohol detoxified and removed from the blood through a process called oxidation. Oxidation prevents the alcohol from accumulating and destroying cells and organs.

In the human body, ethyl alcohol is broken down in to acetaldehyde, which is a poison comparable to formaldehyde.

  • Alcohol is metabolizing by the liver and thus alcohol causing varies problems to liver such as fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis.
  • Heavy, long-term drinking damages your heart causing a condition known as cardiomyopathy (Stretching and drooping of heart muscle) and Arrhythmias (Irregular heart beat).
  • Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the pancreas blood vessels preventing proper digestion.
  • Drinking too much alcohol can increase risk of developing certain cancers such as mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breast.
  • Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease.
  • Nutritional deficiencies are common among alcoholics; foliate, vitamin A, and Calcium. Foliate helps produce and maintain new cells. Vitamin B12 helps make DNA and to maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells. Vitamin A is requiring for vision, regulation of the immune system, for bone growth, for reproduction, and cell division. Calcium needed for blood vessel and muscle contraction and expansion, for the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and for transmission of messages through the nervous system.
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