Cutting back on alcohol can lower your blood pressure. This is especially true for people who drink more than a moderate amount. Moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. Studies have shown that if a heavy drinker cuts back to a moderate level or less, blood pressure goes down. The top blood pressure number will go down by about 4 mm Hg and the bottom number by 3 mm Hg.

Alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, use care when drinking. Did you know that alcohol can affect more than blood pressure? To learn more about the harm it can cause, click here.

If you do choose to drink, use caution and drink moderately. The less you drink, the better for your blood pressure.

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Standard Alcoholic Drink Size in the US