Does excessive drinking cause hypertension and is it curable?
I'm taking losartan potassium (50 mg). I'm 34 years old. My pressure has been high for over a year maybe two. I didn't tell my doctor I think its because I drink everyday . I've been drinking alcohol since I was 12. I don't believe I have liver damage yet. I was to embarassed to confess this problem. How long do I have to take this medication? I haven't taken a drink since I started the drug. Is this hypertension curable?
Hello , Excessive alcohol can cause increase in the blood pressure, and moderation in the same would help to overall improve your health . I am happy that you have been able to abstain from it since on medication ,do continue the same and be strong willed about leaving alcohol . The medication losartan is appropriate to control the blood pressure for time being . If you achieve ideal weight , consider 45 mins of aerobic exercise daily and cut salt in your diet to less than 2-3 Gms a day , there is a fair chance that your blood pressure problem will be reversed. Let me know if any furthur clarification needed and I would be happy to help. Regards Dr Priyank Mody
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